The first meal that we prepared was the Hello Fresh Meatloaf Balsamico. (Instructions copied from the Hello Fresh Site):
Wash and dry all produce. Adjust rack to middle position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl, mix 1 TBSP vinegar (we sent more) and ketchup. Mince 1 clove garlic (use other as you like). Chop parsley. Halve and peel onion. Using the large holes of a grater, grate one onion half into a large bowl (use the other half as you like).
Add garlic, parsley, ¼ cup panko (we sent more), beef, and ½ tsp salt to bowl with onion. Crack in 1 egg (use the other as you like). Season with pepper, then mix with hands to combine. Shape into two 1-inch-tall loaves, then place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Brush with ketchup mixture.
Roast meatloaves in oven until cooked through, about 25 minutes total (we’ll check on them after 10 minutes). Meanwhile, peel sweet potatoes, then cut into ½-inch cubes. Place in a medium pot with a pinch of salt and enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
After meatloaves have baked 10 minutes, remove baking sheet from oven. Toss green beans on same sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. (TIP: Use tongs to avoid burns.) Return to oven and roast until meatloaves are cooked through and green beans are tender and lightly crisped, about 15 minutes more.
Drain sweet potatoes and return to pot. Mash in pot with a potato masher or fork until mostly smooth. (TIP: If potatoes have cooled, quickly reheat over medium-low heat.) Add 1 TBSP butter and honey. Continue mashing to combine and melt butter. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Once meatloaves and green beans are done, sprinkle almonds over green beans and toss to combine. Divide meatloaves between plates and serve with sweet potato mash and green beans on the side. The photo of their meal, and David’s plate in comparison:
We will definitely do this meatloaf again. David really enjoyed it, as did I. He isn’t a fan of sweet potatoes but we both enjoyed these. Overall, really easy instructions, well laid out in timing and portions sizes. So far, this one is a winner.
We were given a week of meals from a friend from Hello Fresh. We chose the two person meal plan with three meals for the week.
I loved that the box was prepackaged per meal. I didn’t have to sort or figure out what ingredient went with what protein. It was also packaged with recycled foam instead of Styrofoam which made my heart happy. Overall, I was extremely please with the packaging of the fresh ingredients.The sizing of the portions were perfect for David and I. He eats more than a normal serving, and I can’t eat a whole serving. Perfect.
I will post on each of the meals the rest of the week.