Friday, January 7, 2011

All I Can Say Is Yummy, Yummy Comfort Food!

Shepherd’s Loaf


Serves 6

Meat Loaf
½ pound ground beef
½ pound ground pork
½ pound ground turkey
½ cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon ketchup
½ medium onion, minced
1 small carrot, shredded (I use my mini food processor)
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 egg, beaten

¼ cup heavy cream
4 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoon butter or margarine
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 pounds butter gold potatoes, peeled and cubed

(No one said this was diet food : ), but you can lighten the potatoes by using Heart Smart type butter, Neufchatel (cream cheese) and skim milk.)

Heat oven to 350° degrees. Spray or grease a loaf pan.
Add cubed potatoes to a pot of boiling water and cook until tender. Meanwhile, add all meatloaf ingredients to a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. (Use clean or gloved hands if you need to). Pour meat mixture into the greased pan and press to fit pan.

When potatoes are fork tender, turn off burner, drain and return potatoes to stove. Mix in cream cheese and butter using a hand mixer. Add heavy cream and continue to mix. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon potatoes over meat.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until meat is thoroughly cooked. Drain excess fat and let cool slightly. Slice and serve with your favorite green vegetable or salad for an old fashioned family dinner.