Magic Meatloaf with Gravy

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 8
Prep Time:
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Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
1 tsp mixture of garlic powder, black pepper & salt
1 medium onion, chopped (optional)
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 c grated cheedar
2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 c sour cream
1 c crushed ritz crackers
1 tsp seasoned salt (lawry's)
2 slice white or any other bread
SAUCE:
1 can(s) 10 3/4 oz. of cream of mushroom soup
1 c milk
1 1/2 c grated cheddar

The Cook

Natalie Loop Recipe
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Hudson, MI (pop. 2,307)
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Natalie's notes for this recipe:
This is a family favorite but the magic comes in where there is no greasy flavor. I was turned off by meatloaf for so many years because I grew tired of removing the pan and draining the grease. Problem solved! No more grease and the meatloaf disappears. If any left it's better the following day in sandwiches. The Ritz crackers give it a nice buttery flavor. If you want to change it up sometimes I take a handful of green olives chop and mix into meat mixture. However you slice it - it's Meatloaf gone country.
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Directions

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together except bread slices and sauce. Shape into a loaf. Line a 1 1/2 qt. loaf pan bottom with bread slices. Place the meatloaf on top.
2
Bake for 45 mins. The bread absorbs the grease and should be discarded immediately after removing from oven.
3
Sauce:
1 Can of condensed Cream of Mushroom soup
1 c. Milk
1 1/2 c. Grated Cheddar

Heat the soup and milk over medium heat, add the cheese. Pour gravy into gravy boat. Serve over the sliced meatloaf.
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user Sharon Doane LukesMimi - Sep 7, 2012
What a great idea!! I never thought about that!!!!
user Natalie Loop KitchenLooper - Sep 7, 2012
Sharon another idea when I want to change it up. I will take a handful of green olives, chop them up and add to the mixture. It's good that way too and I am a sucker for a good olive burger. Enjoy!
user Irisa Raina 9 Irisa - Sep 7, 2012
Natalie some of the best BBQ joints do the same thing when serving BBQ...thick white bread under their oh so good and oh so messy BBQ, this is a great tip!!!!!
Have a magical cooking day!
user Natalie Loop KitchenLooper - Sep 7, 2012
Thanks Irisa I hope you do as well. I don't visit many BBQ places here. I should get out more LOL.

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