Sunday Supper, Part 1: Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

super sunday supper

Growing up, Sunday dinner (aka supper) was a big deal at my house. It was when we’d eat a meal that took all day to cook, like sauce or a brisket or a roast. We’d sit in the dinning room, all fancy-like. And there would always be something special for dessert.

Last Sunday I decided to make my own special supper. On the menu: meatloaf with mushroom gravy, roasted red potatoes, green beans, homemade cheddar dinner rolls and vanilla bean blondies for dessert.

First up is the meatloaf. Don’t be scared. This isn’t brown cafeteria meatloaf or some horrible meat-brick from your youth. It’s juicy and flavorful, and filled with veggies! And my mushroom gravy is sure to be a winner, either drizzled on top of your meatloaf, the potatoes, the roll, or just about anything else on your plate.

Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy
– 1 ½ lbs of ground meatloaf mix (beef, pork & veal)
– 1 ½ cups of chopped shallots
– 2 cups of chopped white mushrooms
– 1 ½ cups of chopped broccoli
– 1 to 1 ½ cups of breadcrumbs
– 1 egg
– 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
– 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
– 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
– 5 tablespoons of beef stock
– Olive oil
– Butter
– Salt and pepper
– Baking sheet
– Parchment paper

For the meatloaf topping:
– 2 tablespoons of ketchup
– 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
– 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard

For the gravy:
– 1 ½ cups of diced white mushrooms
– Garlic salt (optional)
– 2 tablespoons of flour
– 2 tablespoons of butter, plus more
– ½ cup of of beef stock
– ¼ cup of Marsala cooking wine
– Worcestershire sauce
– Olive oil
– Salt and pepper

Heat your oven to 325º.

Line the baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and set aside.

Heat about a tablespoon each of oil and butter in a large skillet on medium-low. When butter is nearly melted, added the shallots, mushrooms & broccoli and cook until soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Next, stir in 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, 5 tablespoons of beef stock and 1 tablespoon of tomato paste. Let cook for 1 minute, or until the liquid slightly thickens, and then remove the skillet from the heat.

In a large bowl, combine the ground meat, onion mixture, egg, 1 cup of breadcrumbs and 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper and mix with a fork. If the mixture is too wet, add more breadcrumbs. If it’s too dry, add more Worcestershire sauce.

In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard.

Shape the meat mixture into a loaf on the parchment-lined baking sheet — clean hands work best for this task. Spread the ketchup mixture on top. Bake for 1 to 1 ¼ hour. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, cut into slices and eat.

what a fine lookin' meal (if i must say so)

While the meatloaf bakes, make the gravy. In a skillet, cook the diced mushrooms in oil and butter on medium-low heat for about 8 to 10 minutes. You can season them with a little garlic salt if you want.

yes, i have a gravy boat

Remove the mushrooms from the skillet. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and about 2 tablespoons of flour. Cook for 1 minute or until you can no longer see white flour. Stir in the beef stock, Marsala wine and a dash of Worcestershire, and then add the cooked mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Lower heat, stir and gravy should thicken.

Simmer on low heat until ready to serve. If gravy becomes too thick, add more beef stock. If you want it extra rich, stir in another tablespoon of butter.

Parts 2 and 3 of this Sunday supper coming soon!

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8 Comments on “Sunday Supper, Part 1: Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy”

  1. dotrat says:

    Im a fan of meatloaf for sure….looks like a killer recipe.

  2. Since our humor is about the same level, I think you may find it amusing to know I misread that to say meat-brick in your mouth. I had to go back and reread it. This looks like a great meal. Can’t wait to see the cheddar rolls.

    • egg me on says:

      Hahaha! A meat-brick in the mouth would be extremely horrible! Too funny. (Look for the cheddar rolls mid-week!)

  3. Renee says:

    This sounds so good and I love meatloaf. Can’t wait for the rolls and dessert.

  4. Caroline says:

    I’m not scared at all, I’m a huge meatloaf fan. You’re talking about the singer right? Haaa I kid. My grandma’s meatloaf is the best I’ve ever tasted and yours definitely looks like it’d put up some tough competition!

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