Homestyle Meatloaf & Mary’s Green Mashed Potatoes

Serves 4-6

Prep time 15 minutes

Cook time 60-90 minutes in the smoker

Hardwood pellets in alder and apple wood

Ingredients

1 slice sandwich bread

1/2 cup grated onion

1 cup ketchup, divided

1 tablespoon dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon yellow mustard

1-2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 cloves crushed, minced fresh garlic

1 egg

Salt and pepper to taste

2 pounds Five Marys Farms ground beef

Instructions

Preheat the smoker to 350 degrees. Pulse the sandwich bread in a food processor until it’s a fine crumb. Add all ingredients plus the bread crumbs to a large mixing bowl (reserving half of the ketchup) and mix gently until completely combined.

Place the meat into a cast iron loaf pan or skillet. Spread the remaining ketchup over top and cook in the smoker 60-90 minutes. Check the meat often as the bottom may darken before the meat is done. Keep the meatloaf over indirect heat until fully cooked and nicely caramelized.

Mary’s Green Mashed Potatoes

6-8 Yukon gold potatoes

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 bunch young, tender flat leaf parsley, finely chopped, bottom stems removed

1 cup butter

2-3 cups whole milk

1 cup heavy cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Sliced the potatoes into quarters, place in a large pot, and cover with water. Add kosher salt to the pot. Bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are knife tender. Drain the water and turn the heat to low. Add the parsley, butter, milk, and cream to the potatoes in the pot and mash with a hand masher. Start with just 2 cups of milk and if you need the third cup, add it in 1/4 cup increments. Season with salt and pepper. The heat from the potatoes will gently cook the parsley.