Blondie Pussycat


I got this recipe 20+ yrs or so ago. It was presented on one of the cooking shows on PBS (before the Food Network.) I jotted it down (no home computer then.) I tweaked it to my taste, but it pretty much is the recipe shown on TV.
You must be a mushroom lover to appreciate this one.

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30 Min


1 Hr 50 Min


3 Tbsp
evoo~extra virgin olive oil
1 or 2
sweet yellow onions (1 large or 2 small), chopped
green or red bell peppers, chopped
3 lb
very lean ground beef (90/10 or leaner)
1 c
fresh bread crumbs (or 3/4 cup dry crumbs)
large eggs, slightly whisked
1 can(s)
condensed cream of mushroom soup
3 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to your taste
2 Tbsp
small yellow sweet onion, finely minced
1 or 2 clove
garlic, finely minced
2 c
thinly sliced mushrooms (shitake, crimini, white, whatever kind you like)
2 can(s)
golden mushroom condensed soup
2 c
beef stock or broth (homemade stock is best, if you have it)
salt and pepper to your taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Pre-heat oven to 350^.
In large hot skillet add EVOO. Heat on med-hi heat till shimmery~add onions and bell peppers. Saute' for 2 min or until soft. Remove skillet from heat. In large bowl break up beef; add eggs, soup, worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, salt & pepper, and saute'd onion/bell pepper mixture. Work the ingredients together with your hands~if this freaks you out, wear disposable vinyl gloves. Do not over work mixture or it will be tough. Spray your pan w/cooking spray of choice.
Form into 13"x9" pan, leaving a 2" gap between meat and pan on all sides. Place on middle rack in oven. Bake for 1hr & 30minutes if using metal pan; bake 1hr & 10minutes if using non-stick or glass pan. While baking meatloaf, prepare gravy.
In hot skillet, on med-hi, heat EVOO till shimmery. Add onions and saute' for 1&1/2 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and mushrooms and saute' until mixture becomes brown and dry. Remove from heat. In large bowl pour in Golden Mushroom Soup and slowly add stock or broth , whisking all the while till smooth. Now stir into mushroom mixture in the skillet and s&p. Set aside. About 10 minutes before meatloaf is done, put gravy on med-hi heat till it comes to a slow boil. Remove from heat. Take meatloaf out of oven and drain if there is fat in the baking pan. Pour hot gravy over meatloaf. Return to oven 10-15 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes and veggies of choice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs