THE GREATEST MEATLOAF EVER

20160425_181301_resized

This Meatloaf is not your mom and dad’s recipe. ┬áThis is loaded with vegetables and spices topped with brown gravy along with caramelized onions and mushrooms. ┬áServe with mashed potatoes and corn and you have a great meal.

INGREDIENTS:

4 lbs ground beef
1/2 cup minced green bell pepper
1/2 cup minced red bell pepper
1/2 cup minced carrot
1/2 cup minced onion
4 cloves minced garlic
3 eggs beaten
3/4 cup milk
1 tbs parsley
1 tbs oregano
1 1/2 tbs ground thyme
1 tbs ground sage
1 tbs sugar
1/2 tbs paprika
2 tbs salt
1 tbs ground black pepper
1/2 cup bread crumbs

DIRECTIONS:

In a saute pan sauce the onion, green and red bell pepper approximately 5 
minutes.  Add the carrot and garlic 
saute and additional 5 minutes.  
Remove and place in a mixing bowl.
In a large mixing bowl combine the
beef, eggs and milk and mix well
together.  Add the remaining
ingredients except the bread crumbs
Mix very well together and when it
is mixed very well slowly add the
bread crumbs and fold in. Now it's
time to form a meatloaf in a roasting
pan.  Place into a preheated oven at
350 degrees and let it cook for 1 hour
until a little longer until done.

BROWN GRAVY:

2 tbs butter
1 tsb minced garlic
2 tbs flour
1 14 oz can of beef broth
1 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp ground thyme
1/4 tsp ground sage

Melt butter, add all ingredients 
flour.  Bring to a boil and reduce
to a simmer for 5 minutes.  Bring
back to a boil and slowly whisk in
the flour Simmer for approximately
10 minutes until it becomes thick.

With 15 minutes remaining take some
mushrooms and onions and saute. When
serving put the onions and mushrooms
on top of the meatloaf then add the
gravy. Serve with fresh mashed 
potatoes and the vegetable of your
choice.  CHEERS !!!