My Marvelous Meatloaf

Wendy Rusch


I make a really good meatloaf!!! And I credit my meatloaf to food network stars such as Tyler, Rachel and Guy for starters...I used to watch them cook all the time...and one thing alot of them do is saute or caramelize their onions before adding to the adds flavor and moisture...mmm
I hope you like this recipe and I really hope I don't leave anything out...I do this from my head every time I make it, so it's a lil different everytime too lol Bare with me...


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  • 5 slice
    bread, crusts removed
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 8 oz
    sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 2-3 clove
    garlic, smashed and minced
  • 2 lb
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 3
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 3/4 c

How to Make My Marvelous Meatloaf


  1. In a small bowl, pour milk over bread and set aside.
  2. Drizzle olive oil in a skillet, heat to to a med high and add mushrooms and onions, season with salt and pepper, saute until caramelized 5-8 minutes, stir in garlic. Set aside to cool. I pour out onto a dinner plate and spread around so it cools faster.
  3. Squeeze milk from bread and crumble into a large bowl, disgard milk. Add meats, mushroom mixture, worcetershire sauce, eggs, cheese, 1 1/2t salt and 1/2t pepper and mix well. Divide mixture among 2 large loaf pans. Bake at 375 for 45 min.
  4. Mix together brown sugar and ketchup divide and spread over top each loaf, I like to drain fat off loafs before adding ketchup topping. But not needed. Then put back in oven another 15-20 min. Remove from oven...let rest 10 min. then remove from pan onto a platter, I use 2 flipper type spatulas, one on each end to lift out of the pans.
  5. I've also done many little things to this meatloaf:
    ~add cooked wild rice and crasins
    ~add crumbled blue cheese
    ~topped with cocktail sauce instead of the ketchup mixture...(cocktail sauce is mainly ketchup and horseradish)
    ~added thyme and shredded swiss
    ~added smoked paprika
    ~added spinach and artichoke
    ~I have even shaped the meat mixture into 8 lil loaves, place in a 9x13 pan, and poured a large jar of sauerkraut over top then baked it...toward the end sprinkle with shredded swiss and bake until golden...
    ~added a small can of italian tomato paste to mixture

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About My Marvelous Meatloaf

Course/Dish: Beef Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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