Stuffed Meatloaf with Sweet Potatoes

AWESOME! This is the only word to describe this recipe…

 

Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese

 

servings: 10 to 12 servings

preparation time 2 hours

 

Ingredients: 

Meatloaf:

2 pounds ground beef (I recommend low fat ground sirloin)

1 package onion soup mix

2 eggs

3 minced garlic cloves

1 onion, finely chopped

½ cup chopped parsley

salt and pepper to taste

Stuffing:

2 seedless tomatoes, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 large carrot, grated

salt and pepper to taste

cream cheese (or grated mozzarella)

Other Ingredients:

12-15 bacon slices

5 sweet potatoes cut into 4 (pre-steamed)

3 onions, cut into thick slices

olive oil

 

Directions:

Stuffing:

1 – In a bowl, mix tomatoes, onion, carrot, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Meatloaf:

1 – In another bowl, mix all ingredients for the meatloaf.

2 – Using your hands, open the mixture on food plastic film (this will facilitate the rolling process).

3 – Spread the filling and the cheese.

4 – Wrap meatloaf (like a Swiss roll) and add bacon slices on top.

5 – In baking sheet, sprinkle a olive oil (about 1 tbs.) and add a layer of sliced onions.

6 – Place the meatloaf on top.

7 – On the sides, add the remaining onions and sweet potatoes.

8 – Bake (at 400°F) for about 30 minutes, until bacon is well browned.

 

Tips:

  • The stuffing should be well dried to not hold water while rolling and baking. Therefore, use seedless tomatoes.
  • If necessary, close the meatloaf ends with barbecue sticks or toothpicks. Remember to remove them before serving.
  • Green salad and white rice are good side dishes for this recipe.
  • Onion soup mix and bacon have are very salty. Be careful when adding more.

 
This recipe was created by Maria Pereira, my mother.

 

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