Meatloaf may be the original American comfort food. It's easy to make, goes with many different sides, and freezes well. And it is delicious!
This whole meal makes 4 servings
Count as: 1 protein- 2 veggies- 1 starch- 1 fat
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Put ground beef in large bowl.
Add in the onions, peppers, and crackers.
Add in salt, pepper, cumin and 1 minced clove of garlic.
Gently mix thoroughly.
Mold the meatloaf on a tinfoil lined baking sheet. Try to make it the size and shape of a red brick. Try not to pack it down too hard.
Add your potato to the pan and let it cook next to the meatloaf.
Cook about 1 hour until the internal temp of the meatloaf is 165 degrees.
Let the meatloaf rest for ten minutes before serving. Cut into 4 equal slices, 1 slice per serving.
Boil 8 cups water in a large size sauce pan with some salt.
Add in 7 cups green beans per serving and cook for 5 minutes.
Drain water after 5 minutes and add 4 teaspoon butter and 1 clove minced garlic.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cook over medium heat until green beans are tender. About 5 minutes.
To serve, plate one slice of the meatloaf, 1/4 cup of the potatoes, and 1 cup of green beans. Top the potato with a teaspoon of butter and feel free to use up to 2 teaspoons of yellow or spicy brown mustard on the meatloaf.