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Pinwheel Meatloaf

Updated: Apr 17

One of my favorite meals when I was in school was the meatloaf and mash potatoes with gravy. Oh my goodness, it was soooo good. Those large pillow soft rolls would melt in your mouth. I love to mix my potatoes and meatloaf together. With that thought in mind, why not roll those cheese garlic potatoes up in the meatloaf. A sure fire way to get the heads turning and the tummies filled with goodness.

A pinwheel meatloaf is layered with a delicious center. It can be layered with creamy spinach, cheesy rice, or mashed potatoes, and then rolled up like a cake roll and baked until it is tender and juicy. This dish can be served so many ways when it comes to the protein. I use ground beef, ground turkey or sometimes combine the two proteins together. The meat is juicy and tender, the potatoes are creamy, cheesy and delicious. The end result is beautiful.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze leftover meatloaf?

You can absolutely freeze meatloaf. Once the meatloaf is cool wrap it in aluminum foil and seal in a airtight freezer bag.

How do I keep meatloaf from being dry?

I suggest placing aluminum foil over the meatloaf when you first place it in the oven to hold the moisture in. Half way through the cooking time, remove the foil.

What is the best way to reheat meatloaf?

Freezer- Remove from the freezer and place on the counter for 3 hours to allow the meatloaf to thaw out. When the meatloaf is soft enough to cut. Place in aluminum foil in a preheated oven 350 °F for 20 minutes. *I like to pour a splash of chicken broth to give the meatloaf a little moisture or smother in gravy.

Microwave- Reheat for 2 minutes on high half inch thick slice of meatloaf.

Air Fryer- Always line your air fryer with air fryer paper. Spray the meatloaf on both sides with cooking spray to prevent the meatloaf from sticking. Set the timer at 350° F for 3 minutes.

Ingredients Pinwheel Meatloaf

1 lb ground turkey

1 lb ground beef

1 red bell pepper

1 orange bell pepper

1 yellow onion

2 tsp parsley

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 eggs

1/4 cup evaporated milk

1/4 cup bread crumbs

3 large russet potatoes

1/2 stick of butter

2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1/4 cup of sour cream

1/2 cup evaporated milk

salt and pepper to taste

Let's Cook!

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F

  • In a mixing bowl add your protein ground beef, ground turkey, or a combination of both.

  • Add in your herbs, bread crumbs, spices, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and evaporated milk to the mixing bowl. Blend all the ingredients well.

  • Finely chop a medium onion, red and orange bell pepper. Sautée in butter, salt , and black pepper until the are tender and translucent.

  • Once the onions and peppers are cool, fold them into the beef and turkey mixture and set it to the side.

  • Wash and peel three medium russet potatoes. Cut in medium blocks add to cold salty water and bring to a boil.

  • When the potatoes and soft when you stick them with a fork add the butter garlic powder and onion powder.

  • Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes add sour cream, parmesan cheese, and evaporated milk.

  • Mash and stir until the potatoes are creamy. At the end add in parsley.

  • Using a cookie sheet, spread out parchment paper and the meatloaf mixture.

  • Press out the meatloaf mixture to the end of the cookie sheet.

  • Spread mashed potatoes on top of the meatloaf. Make sure to leave at least a half of an inch perimeter.

  • Using the end of the parchment paper begin to roll and fold the meatloaf.

  • Completely roll the meatloaf and turn the seal side down on the parchment paper.

  • Pinch each end to seal in the potatoes.

  • Cover with aluminum foil to keep the meat moist and juicy.

  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes remove the foil and continue to bake another 15-20 minutes.

Bon Appetit, ENJOY!

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Debra Johnson | Food Blogger
Hi, I'm Debra

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