Creamy Mushroom Meatloaf

Everyone loves meatloaf, but if your regular old weeknight recipe is getting a bit stale, you should give this Creamy Mushroom Meatloaf recipe a try! This moist, tasty meatloaf and its flavorful drippings will have you turning meatloaf night into a special occasion!

Creamy Mushroom Meatloaf

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When it comes to meatloaf, I’ve always enjoyed the classic flavors, but I was ready to try something new and exciting. That’s when I stumbled upon this Creamy Mushroom Meatloaf recipe, and I knew I had to give it a go. The promise of a moist and flavorful meatloaf, combined with the richness of creamy mushrooms, was too enticing to resist.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 2 cups shiitake mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) uncooked prepared beef, veal and pork meatloaf

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Melt butter in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in mushrooms and a pinch of salt; cook and stir until mushrooms begin to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in fresh rosemary. Add flour and stir to coat the mushrooms; cook and stir for about 3 minutes.
  • Whisk in beef broth, 1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly to prevent lumps.
  • Turn heat to high and bring the sauce to a simmer. Simmer a few minutes until sauce starts to thicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from heat and stir in heavy cream.
  • Slide prepared meatloaf into the sauce. Spoon sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  • Remove pan from the oven and gently remove meatloaf to a serving platter.
  • Skim off any extra fat from the surface of the sauce.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat to reduce until thick, about 5 minutes.

With anticipation building, I gathered all the ingredients needed to bring this recipe to life. The aroma of the fresh mushrooms and the savory herbs filled the kitchen, creating an atmosphere of culinary delight. I couldn’t help but imagine how the combination of flavors would elevate the humble meatloaf into something extraordinary.

As I mixed the ground meat with the breadcrumbs, eggs, and seasonings, I felt a sense of excitement. This wasn’t just any meatloaf; it was a culinary adventure. The addition of sautéed mushrooms and a creamy sauce promised a mouthwatering experience that would transform a regular weeknight dinner into a special occasion.

Carefully shaping the mixture into a loaf and placing it in the oven, I eagerly awaited the moment when the aroma would permeate the air. The meatloaf baked to perfection, its golden crust inviting and promising a tender and juicy interior.

When it was finally time to slice into the meatloaf, I couldn’t contain my excitement. Each bite revealed the harmonious blend of flavors—the earthy mushrooms, the juicy meat, and the creamy sauce. It was a revelation, a meatloaf that surpassed all expectations.

Savoring each mouthful, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. This Creamy Mushroom Meatloaf had breathed new life into a classic dish, elevating it to a whole new level. I knew that this recipe would become a regular feature in my culinary repertoire, a go-to option for both everyday meals and special occasions.

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