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Meat Loaf with Potato Crust

Meat loaf gets gussied up for company with this savory recipe. The ground meat is well seasoned with curry powder, allspice, green onion and thyme. And the potato coating adds a special touch. —Wendy Hoskin, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a small skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the seasonings. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in green onions and thyme. Transfer to a large bowl; cool to room temperature.
  • Whisk in eggs; stir in bread crumbs. Crumble beef and veal over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf; place in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water; add salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Mash potatoes with the broth, oil, pepper and reserved cooking liquid.
  • Using a large star tip, pipe mashed potatoes onto meat loaf. Bake 45 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160° and meat is no longer pink.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 341 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 742mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • agagnon
    May 13, 2013

    I made this recipe per the instructions and it was good. I would make it again but because there are so many meatloaf recipes I most likely won't rush right back to it. I did not pipe the potatoes on but used a spatula to cover the loaf instead which worked out just fine. It was definitely tasty, easy and made for a nice meal. I do have to say though that the curry does permeate a strong odor throughout the whole family was like 'what are you cooking???'. Wasn't too bad but we did get a few laughs out of it.

  • meg87red
    Oct 11, 2010

    Make sure you follow the ingredient sizes. I didn't use all the meat but forgot to cut back on the curry, so my meatloaf was over seasoned. It was still delicious and I will definitely make it again, but I'll be sure to follow the recipe closer.

  • nataliehoage
    Nov 9, 2009

    Absolutely WONDERFUL meatloaf! I don't pipe the potatos on top; I just spoon them on. I also use all ground beef instead of veal.