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