Hearty Country Meatloaf with Sour Cream Gravy

Recipe by Irmgard
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Tear the bread into small pieces and soak in a large mixing bowl with the milk while you prepare the rest of the loaf.
  • Melt the butter in a small skillet and saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic until soft, about 3 minutes.
  • Let cool.
  • Mix the vegetables and meat into the bread mixture with your hands.
  • Add the eggs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, marjoram, thyme, salt and pepper; mix by hand in a circular motion.
  • Form into a free-form 9" x 5" loaf.
  • Drape with the bacon and place on a greased rack in a broiler pan.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for about 1 hour and 15 to 30 minutes, or until browned and meat is cooked through.
  • Lift off the rack and keep warm while making the gravy.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of the pan drippings into a small saucepan.
  • Stir flour into the drippings until smooth.
  • Cook, stirring, over medium heat 3 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in the stock and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and cook until thickened.
  • Stir in the sour cream; heat through but do not boil.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a heated sauce boat and sprinkle with parsley.
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