Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole

by Rachel

A cowboy meatloaf and potato casserole is one of those classic hearty American dishes that we love so much. You will appreciate this one if you have a family to feed and don’t want to spend the whole day in the kitchen. This recipe makes a big meal for a big family and it requires very little effort from the cook!

If you want to enjoy some classic meatloaf and potato casserole yourself, then you came to the right place. With this recipe, you can satisfy the pickiest eaters. The best part is, you don’t have to follow the recipe very closely. Substitute the ingredients for whatever you have at home and enjoy your own creation.

How to make a Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole?

Preheat the oven to 375 F degrees.

Spray a 9 x 9 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix beef, onions, breadcrumbs, BBQ sauce, egg, chilli powder, and salt.

Press the resulting mixture into the baking dish.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.

Pour out any excess fat.

Change the oven to broil and put the rack approximately 6-8 inches away from the heat.

In a large bowl, mix your hot potatoes, milk, and butter. Mash everything until the potatoes are smooth.

Add bacon and fried onions to the potatoes.

Add the potato mix on top of the beef and sprinkle some cheese on top.

Broil in the oven for 3-5 minutes.


What makes cowboy meatloaf unique?

The dish is uniquely American. It combines all the flavors of the west in a delicious meatloaf. The flavors mix well and are not overpowering. This dish is great for someone who enjoys BBQ sauce, ground beef, melted cheese, and everything fried and crunchy!

Can I substitute ground beef in a cowboy meatloaf with something else?

If you don’t like ground beef, you can use ground turkey instead! It’s a healthier alternative that’s just as delicious. Some people even prefer ground turkey to beef.

What should I serve my cowboy meatloaf and potato casserole with?

The beauty of this dish is that it’s a main and a side in one! You don’t need to serve it with anything; it’s good as it is. If you’d like to add something fresh, you can prepare a big vegetable salad for the table.

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1 package Ore-Ida® Steam n’ Mash® Cut Russet Potatoes
  • 1 pound ground lean meat (beef or turkey)
  • 3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Jack Daniel’s® Barbecue Sauce, Honey Smokehouse™
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup crumbled real bacon
  • 1/4 cup crispy fried onions, canned
  • 2/3 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 9×9 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine beef, onion, breadcrumbs, Barbecue Sauce, egg, chili powder and salt until well mixed. Gently press into bottom of baking dish.

2. Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked through. Carefully pour off any excess fat if needed. Adjust oven to broil and place oven rack 6 to 8 inches from heat source.

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