Monday, January 11, 2010

Bacon Swiss Meat Loaf & Colby Hash Browns

Bacon Swiss Meat Loaf

1 egg
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups ( 6 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese, divided.
1 cup crumbled, cooked bacon ( about 12 bacon strips), divided
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef

In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, 1 cup swiss cheese,
3/4 cup bacon, bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder.
Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
Shape into a loaf in 11"x7" baking dish.
Baked uncovered, at 350 oven for 1 hour or until meat is no
longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160. Drain.
Sprinle with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake 3-5 minutes
longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes
before slicing. Serves 6

Colby Hash Browns

1 cup milk
1/2 cup beef broth
2 tbsp. margarine, melted, divided
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 ( 30 oz.) pkg. frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Colby cheede

In a large bowl, combine milk, broth, 1 tbsp. margarine,
salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir in hash browns.
In large non-stick skillet, add remaining margarine.
Add hash brown mixture. Cook and stir over medium
heat until potatoes are heated through. Stir in cheese.

Transfer to a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. Bake uncovered
at 350 oven for 40-45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
Serves 6.

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