Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole


1 pound ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
4 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Preheat and Prepare: Oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Mix the Meatloaf: In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix until well incorporated.

Shape and Arrange: Transfer the mixture to the baking dish, forming a loaf in the center. Place sliced potatoes around the loaf, overlapping slightly. Season with more salt and pepper.

Bake Covered: Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Then, uncover.

Add Cheese: Sprinkle cheddar cheese over meatloaf and potatoes. Bake uncovered for another 15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and meatloaf is thoroughly cooked.

Garnish and Serve: Let cool slightly, then garnish with parsley. Serve hot and enjoy!

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 60 minutes | Total Time: 65 minutes

Servings: 4 servings


Customize with your favorite veggies added to the potatoes.
For a spicy twist, add diced jalapeños or crushed red pepper flakes to the meatloaf mix.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheat before serving.
Enjoy your Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole, a dish that brings the robust flavors of the West right to your dinner table!

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