So I remember Olaf describing to me a meal that he had from time to time, a sort of personal comfort food. Here's my version of his meat bake, it was pretty good. I ended up mashing it all together on my plate and while it looked gross, was pretty delicious. I had extra meat so I made some meatballs for subs. Makes 2 servings and 6 meatballs.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1/4 c diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 T dried thyme
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 T fresh parsley, and some extra for garnish
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 large tomato sliced
- Poke some holes the sweet potato, and then microwave on high for 20 minutes.
- While your potato is cooking, mix together the ground beef, onion, garlic, thyme, olive oil, parsley and salt and pepper. It's gooey but doing it by hand is more fun.
- When your potato is done, slice it in half, and scoop out the insides. Mash this up and spread along a small baking dish. Layer your tomato slices on top, and finish with a layer of your meat mixture, about a 1/2 inch thick. You'll have extra meat leftover to make meatballs with.
- Place your dish in the broiler at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or when meat looks done.
With your extra meat feel free to make some meatballs. I made six 1-inch ones which I just fried in olive oil for use in meatball subs later.