Mean Chef's Meatloaf With Mushroom Gravy

Recipe by Bekah
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour the oil into a sauté pan and set over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the eggs, thyme, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, and milk.
  • Place the ground meat into another bowl and pour the egg mixture over the meat.
  • Add the saltines, parsley, onion, and garlic to the bowl.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Roll up your sleeves, and knead the meat together with the other ingredients until well blended (if you like, cook a small portion of the mixture in a pan, taste, and adjust seasoning).
  • Transfer to a cookie sheet and form into a loaf.
  • If using the bacon, wrap the slices lengthwise over the top and tuck them under the loaf, to completely cover the meat.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf reads 160 degrees.
  • If the bacon on the top is not as crisp as you would like, put the meatloaf under the broiler for a few minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Slice and serve with mushroom gravy (recipe#66984) and mashed potatoes recipe#104098.
  • Mushroom Gravy (recipe#66984): Melt the butter in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the mushrooms and sauté until brown, about 7 minutes.
  • Stir in the flour; it will become very pasty.
  • Cook this roux for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • It will stick to the bottom of the pan a little bit; that's okay.
  • Stir in the stock, wine, soy sauce, and pepper, and bring to a boil.
  • Cook the sauce at a lively simmer for 5 minutes, stirring almost constantly and scraping any crusty bits that adhere to the bottom of the pan.
  • Serve in a sauceboat.