Meat & Veggie Bowls with Mashed Potatoes {Good Cook Bake-A-Bowl #Giveaway} #foodallergy #goodcookcom

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Check out the new Good Cook Sweet Creations Bake-A-Bowl two piece mold trays and imagine the possibilities!  The possibilities are truly endless, you could make appetizers, entrees to deserts in the same pan but please not at the same time...  I had lots of fun with the trays, and ended up with a delicious allergy friendly melt in your mouth hardy dinner for my family.
I made an allergy friendly meat & veggie bowl with mashed potatoes scooped on top made inside the new Good Cook Sweet Creations Bake-A-Bowl two piece baking mold tray.  I've made meatloaf inside of cupcake trays and topped it off with mashed potatoes as frosting before but once I saw there was a chance to make a bowl I thought it would be great since my family loves this meal.  It is just a hardy and delicious meal no one can say no to.  I fill mine with lots of vegetables, almost any and every vegetable in the fridge to make it healthier for everyone.  They were perfectly portioned since the meatloaf shrinks about half it's size once baked.  I used half vegetables and half organic ground beef.  They are melt in you mouth good, probably because of the vegetables.  And to think I used to get headaches over not being able to use bread crumbs and all the other random ingredients I used to use before my sons food allergies came into factor.
I don't measure anything when I cook so here's what I used, and hopefully you'll be able to adjust accordingly to how much you need and what you desire.  When I look for inspiration online, I always look at ingredients used to get ideas so hopefully this will help you!
Simple allergy friendly ingredients and instructions:
*Organic ground beef.
*Minced onions.
*Shredded carrots.   
*Cabbage cut up real small.
*Tons of mushrooms cut up real small.
*Red, orange, yellow peppers cut up real small.
Salt & Pepper to taste.
Mix it all up, and mold into the bowl.  Fill the bowl as much as you can specially if you use lots of vegetables like I did - since it will shrink up.  Place the second piece of the mold to create the bowl, and bake about 40 minutes in the oven on 350.
For the mashed is really simple.  You boil up the peeled & sliced potatoes, drain once it breaks with a poke.  Leave a bit of the hot starchy water, add salt & pepper to taste.  Add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil and use a potato masher to mash it all. 
*Optional alternative is to use dairy free butter or buttery spread, and dairy free milk but honestly after many trials we've all agreed we like it the simple way.  It's less store bought ingredients used, and when you have severe food allergies it's just no need if you prefer the other way anyway.

You will have shrunken up bowls with lots of juices still in the center.  I loved the two piece mold, not only for it's shape but for acting like a perfect cover making sure nothing dried up.  Lots of juices will be left, you can use it to drizzle over like a gravy. 
Serve right away.  Top with your favorite salad mix, rice, quinoa, or mashed potatoes like we did.  These are pretty small in size so all that I mentioned can be right on the side of one perfect meat/veggie bowl.
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