BBQ Meatloaf W/ Shiitake Mushrooms
- 1. To prepare the meatloaf: Remove and discard the tough stems from the mushrooms and then generously brush or spray them with oil. Grill or saute over medium heat until barely tender, 6 to 7 minutes, turning once or twice. When cool enough to handle, cut the mushrooms into 1/4-inch pieces.
- 2. In a medium bowl combine the bread crumbs and milk, mix well, and let stand while combining the rest of the ingredients. In a large bowl, combine all the meatloaf ingredients, including the mushrooms and soaked bread crumbs. Using your hands, mix the ingredients thoroughly but do not overwork. Form into a loaf about 9 inches long and 5 inches wide. Place the loaf in the middle of a disposable aluminum pan. Grill over indirect medium heat or place in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
- 3. After 45 minutes, brush the barbecue sauce over the top and sides of the meatloaf and continue to grill(bake) until the internal temperature reaches 160°F, 40 to 45 minutes more. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut into 1-inch slices and serve warm.