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Skillet Meatloaf

Ok, so I must admit I am very proud of this whole post.  The recipe was amazing and I feel like my photos came out excellent.  This meal was honestly made up from what I had in my fridge and freezer at the time.  I love meatloaf, I mean who doesn’t?  Meatloaf screams ‘Merica…topped off with sweet taters and ya’ got one patriotic meal.  This is another one skillet meal with little mess and after a little prep-work it basically cooks itself.

When you go to take out the meatloaf after about 30 minutes to place the sweet potatoes on top, you may want to drain some of the fat out of the skillet.  Also take the temperature to get an idea of how much longer you will need to cook it.  You will want to cook the mixture to an internal temperature of 160ºF because of the ground pork.  I hope you really enjoy this one, I did and it is even better for leftovers which means it is perfect for meal prepping for the week.  Remember to scream “Ma! the meatloaf!”


  • 1 LB ground beef
  • 1 LB ground pork (if you can’t find ground pork, use sausage)
  • 1 medium yellow onion – diced
  • 1 green bell pepper – diced
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 T crushed red pepper
  • 2 T black pepper
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 T oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T ground flax meal (for use as a binder)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley – chopped
  • 1 sweet potato – (peeled with a julienne peeler or a spiralizer to make “noodles”
  • 1T olive oil


  • preheat oven to 400ºF
  • dice onions and pepper and sauté in a pan until translucent add garlic and crush red pepper and cook for another minute…let cool
  • in a bowl – combine ground beef, ground pork, onion-pepper-garlic mixture, black pepper, salt, cumin, oregano, egg, flax meal and parsley
  • mix just until combined
  • place mixture in 10″ cast-iron skillet
  • make noodles out of sweet potato and coat with 1 T olive oil
  • place meatloaf in oven and cook for 30 minutes
  • remove from oven and place sweet potato noodles on top of meatloaf
  • bake for 10-15 minutes more, making sure noodles get crisp
  • let cool for 5 minutes
  • slice and serve

Eat Well,

John Mack




7 comments on “Skillet Meatloaf

  1. adashofmeg
    September 19, 2014

    mmm looks amazing John!

    • WWJME
      September 19, 2014

      thanks Meg! High five on this fine Friday!!!!

  2. Heather
    September 20, 2014

    That looks and sounds delicious, thanks for sharing! 👍

  3. nowathome
    September 20, 2014

    Looks delicious! Will try it!

  4. cflaurab
    September 20, 2014

    Oh I can’t wait to try this one!!

  5. Jennifer Wagganer
    September 22, 2014

    How will it come out if I don’t add egg yolk? I canr have the yolk 😢

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