7 Meat and Potatoes Recipes ...

I am an all-around country woman.

Having been born in Tennessee, and growing up in Kentucky, I have come to love the basic home cooking that the south is known for.

My man is a "meat and taters" type man.

Give him those and some bread, and he'll love you for life!

Here are some great recipes I've found!

Sure do hope you enjoy!

1. Honey Barbecue Meat Loaf & Ranch Mashed Potatoes

Here's a classic meal with a little twist!

It's totally delish, and is relatively easy to make!

Throw in a green veggie, and you've got a meal!

Honey Barbecue Meat Loaf

1 envelope dry onion soup mix

1 egg

1/2 cup oats -- quick cooking

1/3 cup barbecue sauce -- honey flavored

1/4 cup chopped onion

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon mustard -- prepared

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1 pound ground beef

ketchup

In a large bowl, stir together soup mix, egg, oats, barbecue sauce, onion, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, salt, pepper and chili powder.

Add beef and mix well.

Press into an ungreased 8-in.

x 4-in.

x 2-in.

loaf pan.

Bake at 350* for 1 hour.

Top with ketchup.

Bake 5-10 minutes

longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160*.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Ranch Mashed Potatoes:

Make regular mashed potatoes but with the following changes:

Omit the butter

Replace some of the milk with Ranch dressing (I prefer either Uncle Dans or

Hidden Valley Ranch mixes, prepared)

Add 2-3 Tbsp.

of cream cheese

Top with shredded cheddar and, if you wish, bacon bits

Meat and Potato Casserole