Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  2. 1/4 cup olive oil

  3. 1 sweet onion, finely chopped

  4. 3 cloves garlic, minced

  5. 1 1/2 pounds ground beef

  6. 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  7. 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced

  8. 1 teaspoon salt

  9. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  10. 2 eggs, beaten

  11. 1/2 cup chicken broth

  12. 1/2 cup Romano cheese, grated

  13. 1 (8 ounce) container ricotta cheese

  14. 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  15. 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher, and set aside. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Set the onion and garlic aside. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, black pepper, onion and garlic mixture, eggs, chicken broth, and Romano cheese until thoroughly combined. In a second bowl, mix the mashed potatoes and ricotta cheese. Spoon half the meat mixture into the prepared baking dish, and smooth into an even layer with a spoon. Spread the mashed potato mixture over the meat, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge of the meat; sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella cheese over the mashed potato layer. Cover the cheese with the remaining meat mixture in an even layer; press the edges down to seal in the mashed potatoes. Sprinkle loaf with additional 2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese, if desired. Bake in the preheated oven until the loaf is browned and the meat is no longer pink, about 1 hour. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Let the loaf stand for 10 minutes before serving.


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