Spicy Meatloaf With Spicy Cumin Fries

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If you like meatloaf, this is a delicious version. Comfort food with a hit of spiciness. The cumin fries were a nice side.

Spicy Meatloaf With Spicy Cumin Fries

Spicy Meatloaf


2 lbs ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup horseradish
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup ketchup


1. Preheat oven to 350℉.

2. Combine all ingredients except ketchup. Mix thoroughly.

3. Spread ketchup in the bottom of a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Top with meat mixture. Top with more ketchup if desired (Yes, this is desired).

4. Bake 1 hour. Let stand 5 minutes.

Serves 8

Recipe from Lyme’s Library Of Recipes Cookbook

Spicy Cumin Fries


2 pounds frozen crinkle-cut french fries
1/2 cup chopped dried red chiles, such as cayenne or arbol
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons whole cumin seeds
1 tablespoon Sichuan peppercorns
Kosher salt
4 green onions, chopped


1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 450℉. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil, then divide the fries between them. Bake, tossing once or twice, until crisp and golden brown, 30 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

2. Place the chiles in a bowl, cover with a plate and shake to release the seeds. Take out the chiles, leaving the seeds behind.

3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds, peppercorns, chopped chiles and 1 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the green onions and remove from the heat.

4. Toss the fries with the spiced oil and season with salt.

Serves 4

Recipe from Food Network Magazine

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