Easy meatloaf and green beans dinner

meatloaf and beans
You know those crazy weeks that leave you totally frazzled and all you want to do is get back on track and reset expectations? But that’s just sooo sooo hard?  Instead you say, “tomorrow I’ll work out, cook healthy, and get to bed on time, but for tonight, it’ll be take out and a trashy movie”?  Yea, this was soo me last week.  Justin was away on the west coast and I used it as an opportunity to see some friends out of town and be super duper lazy.

So when life was supposed to return to normal, I struggled like nobody’s business.  This meal was my attempt to get back on track, and it worked.  It was easy enough of a meal to make, and homey enough to be exactly what we needed to get us back on track. It took about 15 minutes of touch time, exactly what I needed.

Easy meatloaf and green beans dinner
(serves 2-3)

For the meatloaf:
1.5 lbs of ground beef, veal, and pork, combined
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
2 tbs ketsup
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 jalepano pepper, thinly sliced

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Form meat into a meatloaf shape and place in an oven safe pan.  Bake for 45-55 minutes.

For the beans:
3 cups green beans
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp chili oil
1 tsp soy sauce

Bring a pot of water to boil.  Place green beans in the boiling water, and cook for approximately 7 minutes, or until beans begin to soften.  Remove from heat and drain water.  Place cold water in the pot as to stop the cooking process, then drain.  Add salt, oil, and soy sauce to pot, and mix well.  Serve as a side.

meatload whole

food on,
– shirley


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