Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole

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If you’re looking for an easy and delicious weeknight meal, you must try cowboy meatloaf and potato casserole. It’s a classic comfort food combination that everyone will love. I was a little intimidated by the thought of making this dish. But once I started, it turned out to be much simpler than I thought. And the result was definitely worth the effort.
So if you’re ready to take on this hearty and belly-warming meal, let’s get started!

What Ingredients Do You Have Recipes?

When it comes to this Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole, there are a few things you’re going to need. First, the meatloaf mix. You can either buy it prepackaged or make your own. I like to make my own because I can customize it to my liking, but either way is fine. Then you’re going to need some potatoes. I like red potatoes because they have a nice texture and stay firm when baked, but any potato will work. And finally, the casserole wouldn’t be complete without some cheese. I like cheddar, but again, you can use whatever you want.
There you have it! Those are the main ingredients for this delicious casserole. Ready to get started?

What Are Cooking Instruments?

I like to cook in my Dutch oven. It’s just the perfect size for making a batch of Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole. Plus, the cast-iron material retains heat so well that it helps keep the casserole nice and warm while I’m serving it up. Suppose you don’t have a Dutch oven, no worries. You can use any oven-safe pot or casserole dish. Just make sure it’s big enough to hold all the ingredients. And don’t forget to preheat your oven before you start cooking!

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

Now that we have all the ingredients let’s get started on the cooking instructions. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, mix the ground beef, onion, egg, bread crumbs, milk, garlic powder, and salt in a large bowl. Be sure to mix everything well.
Once that’s done, pour the mixture into a loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes. While the meatloaf is baking, you can start on the potato casserole. Peel and chop the potatoes into small pieces, then fry them in a tablespoon of butter until they’re nice and crispy. Add in the shredded cheese and green onions, and give it all a good stir. Once the meatloaf is done cooking, let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving it up with the potato casserole on the side. Enjoy!

Tips for the Perfect Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole

There are a few tips I can give you for making the perfect cowboy meatloaf and potato casserole. First, make sure to use good-quality ground beef. I like to mix chuck and sirloin, but you can use whatever you prefer. Also, be sure to season your meatloaf well. I like to mix salt, pepper, and garlic powder, but you can customize it however you like. And lastly, don’t forget the potatoes! I want to use red-skinned potatoes, but any type will work.
If you follow these tips, you’re guaranteed to have a delicious and satisfying casserole that everyone will love!


Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole is a dish that will fill you up and make your taste buds happy. It is an easy dish to follow with straightforward instructions. I encourage you to give it a try!

Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole

Recipe by Alexandra Jo


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  • 1 lb. Ground beef;

  • 1 Package of premade refrigerated mashed potatoes;

  • ⅓ C. Bread crumbs;

  • ½ Large onion chopped;

  • ¼ C. BBQ sauce;

  • 1 Large egg;

  • 2 tsp. Chili powder;

  • 1 C. Bacon pieces;

  • 1 C. Mexican blend cheese;

  • Salt and pepper to taste;


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees;
  • In a mixing bowl, add the ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, bbq sauce, egg, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix together to combine completely;
  • Press the meat mixture into a 9×9 well-greased baking dish;
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through;
  • Drain the extra fat;
  • Cook the mashed potatoes according to the package instructions;
  • Spread the cooked potatoes over the meatloaf mixture in the baking dish;
  • Top the potatoes with the shredded cheese and bacon pieces;
  • Place the oven on broil, and broil for several minutes until the cheese is melted;


  • Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 542mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

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