This is a two for one recipe post. We will be making a super easy meat loaf recipe, and a twice baked potatoes as a side. You will really like how quick and easy this meal will all come together. First you need to bake some potatoes. I baked mine at 400 degrees for one hour. After they are done take the potatoes out of the oven and turn the oven to 350 degrees to get ready for the meat loaf.
Here are the five ingredients you will need to get started....
1 lb. Ground Beef
3/4 Cup Evaporated Milk
1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
20 Soda Crackers, crushed
Now mix all the ingredients and put them in an oven safe dish. Keep the remaining evaporated milk. We will use it to make the twice baked potatoes.
Now you will make the topping with the following ingredients...
1/4 Cup Ketchup
2 TB. prepared mustard
3 TB. Brown Sugar
Now mix the three ingredients together and spread on top of the prepared meat. Cook at 350 degrees for one hour.
While the Meat Loaf is in the oven it is time to prepare our twice baked potatoes. This is what you will need...
The remaining Evaporated Milk
Packet of Ranch Salid Dressing Mix
And of corse you will need the baked potatoes
First you need to cut your baked potatoes in half.
Now scrape the inside of the potatoes into a bowl. Keep the peals because you will be filling them back up.
This is the tricky part. It is impossible to tell you an exact measurement of ingredients in twice baked potatoes because it really depends on how many potatoes you use and the size of the ones you use. This is the order of ingredients I used.
First I put in some evaporated milk in and start to mix the potatoes with a hand mixer. I mix them until they are a creamy consistency pouring in evaporated milk as needed.
Next I add some softened butter. Mix again with the mixer and put in butter as needed. Just tast it along the way and that will help you decide how much butter is needed.
Now I add in some of the ranch packet. I used 2 TB of the packet, but like the butter just use tast to determine how much to use.
When your taste buds are happy with your mixture you have concocted it is time to fill the potato skins. I fill them so that they are just filled above the sides of the skins. You will have a few skins that can be discarded. I had 2 that were unused. Now top them with cheese! Now comes the "twice" in twice baked potatoes. The potatoes need to heat up for about 30 min.
I put them in with the meat loaf for the last 30 min of the meat loafs cooking time. I works out great that way because they both were done and ready to eat at the same time. So yummy!
I really like the combination of the meat loaf and potatoes. They complement each other very well. I also added a little side salad. This meal is very easy and your family will love it. I hope you like it! As always if you have any questions post them in the comments below. If you try it also tell me how it turns out.