Ingredients

2 cups stale bread, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (500 ml)

2 cups milk, divided (500 ml)

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided (45 ml)

1/2 onion, diced

2 pounds ground chuck (hamburger) (913 grams)

1 egg

1 tablespoon fresh thyme, stems removed (15 ml)

1 ½ cups cups Italian parsley, stems removed, diced, divided (375 ml)

½ teaspoon salt (2 ml)

¼ teaspoon pepper (1 ml)

¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (1 ml)

¼ cup ketchup (60 ml)

4 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

¼ pound butter (113.5 grams)

1 cup half and half (250 ml)

1 beet, roasted

1 bunch fresh parsley, stemmed and finely minced

1 cup Indian fennel candies (the kind you get in a bowl as you exit Indian restaurants

Oil spray

Directions

1. Place bread in a bowl. Add 2 cups milk and toss with bread. Reserve

2. In a sauté pan over medium high heat, add 2 tablespoons oil and sauté onions for approximately 4 minutes, or until they become translucent. Reserve

3. In a large bowl, use your hands to mix chuck, eggs, thyme, parsley, salt, pepper, nutmeg, soaked bread, onions and ketchup.

4. Set oil-sprayed cupcake liners in a muffin and fill with meatloaf mixture. Smooth tops so that they are flat. Bake for 3/4 hours, or until fully cooked. Reserve.

5. Boil potatoes in a large pot of water until tender to the touch of a fork. Drain water and mash with butter and half and half. Mash until smooth. Divide mashed potatoes into 2 separate bowls. Add 1 tablespoon grated beet to one batch and all the parsley to the other. Blend until you have a batch of pink and a batch of green potatoes. Cover and reserve.

6. When meatloaf is done, "ice" half with pink and half with green mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with Indian fennel candies and serve immediately.

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