Blue Cheese-Potato Meat Loaf
Moist meatloaf enrobed in a crust of blue cheese-infused mashed potatoes and garnished with crisp, crumbled bacon.
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 large egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed dried sage
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
2 cups mashed potatoes
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a bowl, mix together ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, milk, onion, salt, dry mustard, pepper, sage, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon into an ungreased standard 9-inch loaf pan.
- Bake uncovered for 60 to 75 minutes, or until a meat thermometer into the center reads 150°F (65°C); remove from heat and drain.
- Combine blue cheese and mashed potatoes and spread on top. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Makes 8 servings.