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Meatloaf & Fixings

Prep Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • Pan
  • Bread pan or baking sheet


  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • ½ cup dried oats
  • ketchup
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Garlic minced
  • Butter for the mashed potatoes and green beans
  • 1 can of green beans $1
  • ~1 cup of Yellow Baby Dutch potatoes OR 2 big russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup milk- or a splash to add to the potatoes


  • Bake for 30-35 minutes in a bread pan OR make a loaf and bake on a baking sheet. I opt for the former, but my husband says the latter. 😉
  • Mashed Potatoes: put cleaned baby dutch potatoes in the pot of cold water and boil until soft. Strain potatoes.
  • Melt ~2 TBS of butter and then add the potatoes back to the pot. Mash with a potato masher or immersion blender. *I've never done it before, but you can also make mashed potatoes with a Kitchen Aid mixer, using the paddle. Kitchen Aid Mixers can be used for basically everything....
  • Add up to 1/4 cup of milk to soften the potatoes and mix everything well until the potatoes are as soft or lumpy as you want them. Season with salt and pepper as desired.


Optional: Add garlic to the mix! 
Throughout this whole process, heat up a can of green beans with some butter. Cook on LOW and stir occasionally while you focus on other items on your menu! 
Side Dishes
  • Green beans
  • Oven roasted carrots
  • Mashed Potatoes
Keyword $5 Dinner, budget friendly dinners, budget meals, ground beef recipes, meatloaf, pork loin recipes