Absolutely the best meatloaf recipe ever. I didn't saute the onions and garlic. Just threw everything together and put it in a loafpan as I didn't want to wrap it in the bacon. It took about 1.5 hours to get to the right internal temperature. The gravy was delicious as well. I used beef broth since I used all beef for the meat. Have given the recipe to many others since last weekend and even those that normally hate meatloaf have loved this one. It's on the menu again tonight for us. Will put in different types of mushrooms this time to change it up a bit but we are both salivating waiting for dinner time.
AMAZING!!!! I think my husband fell back in love with me after eating this. The mushroom gravy was fabulous and I will never make gravy with cornstarch again. The only change I would make is to cut back on the thyme. Thank you for a recipe I will continue to make for years to come.
Made this last night - the best meatloaf I ever had. I had to use whole-grain mustard as it was what I had, but the end result was great!
This will be a regular dish on our table from now on. Thank you Mean Chef and ~Bekah~
I'm not a big meatloaf fan, but I liked this because it didn't have the traditional ketchup glaze. However, I was not too fond of the gravy. Added some sour cream and it was more to my liking. I used 2.75 lbs. of ground chuck and kept all the seasoning measurements the same and it still had a nice flavor....maybe would be too much if only used 2 lbs of beef???
This is an awesome recipe!!!!!! I think that next time I will back off the Dijon, will use 2 talbespoons next time we make it. ( just our personal taste) I also made the Mushroom Gravy but we used beef broth. I am going to make the gravy the next time I make a roast it rocked!!!!!!!! Thanks.
5 stars for taste. I used a combination of ground pork and extra lean ground beef. I had to add more crushed saltines as the mixture was too wet. Next time I would cut back on the milk and not add the entire cup. I substituted beef stock for the vegetable stock in the sauce, as I had some handy. If I was serving meat loaf to company, this is the recipe I would prepare.
Awesome! I used a mix of beef, veal and pork. This was an incredible meatloaf and probably the best I'd ever have. I did make gravy from the pan drippings because I did not have mushrooms to make the mushroom gravy. Thanks for posting, I will make this again.
I like this better than the tomato based stuff. It was moist and flavorful, but not greasy. I did skip the bacon (sorry, but my expanding rear end does not need any bacon). I used 1/2 ground chuck and 1/2 ground turkey. Otherwise, recipe was made as directed. My husband enjoyed it, the kids of course wouldn't go near it; which means I'll be making it again. :)
I can only echo the words of my hubby ..... "not bad but definitely not the best meatloaf you've made"! I guess he prefers the regular old tomato stuff. I wasn't able to get veal, so I used 1 1/4 lbs beef & 3/4 lbs pork. I used Tabasco Chipotle Sauce - otherwise, I followed the recipe verbatim. Thanx MC!
Excellent meatloaf-and I hate regular meatloaf! I used ground venison and 2 Tbsp. dried parsley and 1/4 tsp. dried thyme. My hubby ate 3 helpings! The bacon made the loaf attractive and I loved the mushroom gravy! This is a recipe I will make for company. Thank you~