Best Ever Meatloaf with Brown Gravy Recipe
This is very tasty and old-fashioned. Serve with mashed potatoes and gravy. Divide into two recipes.
The secrets to this meatloaf are fresh, very finely diced vegetables that give it moisture and flavor--and a light touch in mixing together the ingredients. This hearty meatloaf is the perfect meal for cool fall and winter evenings, served with mashed potatoes and simple mushroom gravy.
this is the best meatloaf ever. lol my family and i just love the gravy. it's a really nice change and i look forward to making it again.
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After reading reviews, I opted to substitute the chili sauce for Worcestershire sauce. The meatloaf was fantastic and so was the gravy, but just not together. Meatloaf without ketchup is just wrong.
I think the chili sauce gave the meat a weird flavor. Both my husband and I thought the spicy flavor was weird for meat loaf (even though we usually like spicy things). The texture was nice. And I used season salt as another reviewer suggested. The gravy tasted great and was the only reason we were able to eat the meat. I won't be making this recipe again.
This may sound corny, but ever since hubby and I got married, every Valentines Day (or thereabouts), I make a heart shaped meatloaf. To add to my cornball personality, I "write" "I love you" with onions. Our girls obviously grew up with this tradition and believe it or not, look forward to this every year. I normally use only turkey meat to make my loafs, however, my older daughter has decided that she prefers her meatloaf made with beef. (I used half of each) Anyway, I didn't have any chili sauce in the house, so I can't comment on that issue. Once the meatloat was assembled, I poured about a half of a can of the beef broth over it. To make the gravy, I made a roux, (no cornstarch) using some of the fat from the drippings and then added more broth. Drew, Tyler and I really enjoyed this, however, poor Ash came down with a tummy virus this afternoon. Holly, I'm sure she'll love the leftovers when she's better!
This meatloaf is amazing. I used Worcestershire instead of chili sauce and drained the mushrooms out after they cooked for a plain brown gravy (I like the mushroom flavor, just not a fan of chewing them!). Served with mashed potatoes, it was a sensation!