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best meatloaf

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Elaine Laskowski
Plymouth, PA

This is so tasty. I'm always looking for a good meatloaf recipe and this is the best.

★★★★★ 1
serves 10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For best meatloaf

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or vegetable oil
  • 2 lg
    onions, chopped
  • 1 lg
    green pepper, chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/4 c
    a 1 sauce
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    white pepper
  • 3
    x-large eggs
  • 8 oz
    mushrooms, fresh or canned
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
    fat from meatloaf or 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • 2 c
    strained pan drippings or beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry sherry

How To Make best meatloaf

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. 13x9x3 pan or cast iron skillet. Heat butter or oil in skillet and cook 1 1/2 cups of the onions along with the green pepper and garlic for 5 minutes. Put them in a bowl and then add the ground beef, breadcrumbs, steak sauce and the s & p.
  • 2
    Mix eggs until frothy and then add to the meat mixture. Put in the pan and shape into a loaf. Top with 1/3 of the remaining onions.
  • 3
    Fill pan 1/2 way up the loaf with water and sprinkle in the remaining onions. Bake 45-60 minutes and let stand until firm, about 10 minutes.
  • 4
    To Make Mushroom Sauce: Cook 8 oz of fresh mushrooms in 3 Tbs. of butter and 1 Tbsp of garlic until soft. Set aside. Heat the 1/4 cup of fat from the meatloaf and stir in the flour and pepper and cook until flour turns golden. Stir in the 2 cups of strained pan drippings or the beef broth and sherry (if using) and cook until thick and bubbly. Add the reserved mushrooms and serve with the sliced meatloaf.

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