BEST MEATLOAF I'VE EVER TASTED & I LOVE MEATLOAF!)

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Blondie Pussycat

By
@blondie8080

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 3 Tbsp
    evoo~extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 or 2
    sweet yellow onions (1 large or 2 small), chopped
  • 2
    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)
  • 3
    large eggs, slightly whisked
  • 1 can(s)
    condensed cream of mushroom soup or bechamel sauce with mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • ·
    salt and pepper to your taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    evoo
  • 1
    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** see recipe for soup below
  • 2 c
    beef stock (homemade stock is best, if you have it)
  • ·
    salt and pepper to your taste

How to Make BEST MEATLOAF I'VE EVER TASTED & I LOVE MEATLOAF!)

Step-by-Step

  1. ~~MEATLOAF~~
    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 or bechamel sauce, 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.
  2. ~~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.
    ~~ENJOY~~
  3. **See recipe for homemade Golden Mushroom Soup by
    Terri Odgenorth**

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About BEST MEATLOAF I'VE EVER TASTED & I LOVE MEATLOAF!)

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American




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