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Mexican Meat Loaf And Chipotle Potatoes

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  • Mexican Meat Loaf And Chipotle Potatoes


    2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 sweet red pepper, diced
    1 sweet green pepper, diced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    2 lb. lean ground beef
    1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes with jalapenos, drained
    1/2 c. unseasoned bread crumbs
    1/3 c. low-fat plain yogurt (I used low-fat sour cream and it worked fine)
    1 egg (I used 2-the mixture seemed WAY too dry until I added the second egg)
    2 tsp. chili powder
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. dried oregano
    1/2 tsp. ground cumin

    2 lb. all-purpose white potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1" pieces (I used red potatoes and left the skins on)
    1 c. chicken broth
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
    3/4 c. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
    1-2 canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, chopped plus 1 tsp. of the adobo sauce

    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, peppers and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes or until vegetables are softened.
    In a large bowl, combine onion mixture, ground beef, half of the drained diced tomatoes, bread crumbs, yogurt, egg(s), chili powder, salt, oregano and cumin. Spoon into prepared pan, packing mixture down. Spoon remaining tomatoes over the top.
    Bake @ 375 degrees for 1 hour-1 hour 15 minutes, or until an instant-read meat thermometer registers 160 degrees. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
    Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Lightly salt. Boil gently for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
    In a small saucepan, combine broth, cinnamon, and salt; bring to a boil.
    Drain potatoes and return to pot. Stir in cheese. Add broth mixture, chipotle and sauce; mash until smooth.
    Slice meat loaf and serve with potatoes. 8 servings.

    Thought for the day: Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away!