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Tropical Beef and Banana "Parfait" Meatloaf with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Mango-Black Bean Salsa
4 to 6 servings
For the salsa:
To prepare the salsa, place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix together gently. Chill in the refrigerator.
For the meatloaf:
For the sweet potatoes:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
To prepare the meatloaf, place the beef, celery, 1 cup of the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, nutmeg, chile sauce, and eggs in a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Place half of the mixture in the bottom of a 9 by 6-inch loaf pan and smooth out evenly.
Place the bananas in a clean bowl and mash together with the remaining bread crumbs and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and spread over the meat in the pan.
Saute half of the bacon in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Drain on paper towels and place on top of the banana mixture in the pan.
Top with the remaining beef mixture, spreading it out evenly and lay the remaining (uncooked) strips of bacon on top of the beef. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until the meatloaf is no longer pink on inside and the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, Unmold onto a warm serving plate and cut into slices.
Meanwhile, place the sweet potatoes in a saucepan of salted water and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for about 20 minutes, until completely tender. Drain and place in a bowl with the butter, milk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Mash with a fork or electric whisk. Serve the meatloaf with the potatoes and salsa.
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