Best Ever Meatloaf with Brown Gravy Recipe
This is very tasty and old-fashioned. Serve with mashed potatoes and gravy. Divide into two recipes.
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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 recipe was OK - But I like my own recipe better. I didn't like the smell of this one. And I make better gravy. So I won't be using this again.
This was pretty good. It is tough to get good gravy out of a meatloaf, and this was acceptable. I would make one note to others...the type of Chili sauce called for here is usually not too hot. Do not use "Asian" Chili sauce, that IS HOT!! The commercial brands, are not hot at all. My Grandma's recipe is more like a slightly chunky, sweet/hot homemade tomato catsup. It has things like cinnamon and cloves in it as well as some heat. So just make sure you are not missing out on a good recipe because of an incorrect ingredient.
I only made the gravy from this recipe, not the meatloaf. The gravy is wonderful and easy to make.
Doubled the recipe and made my own all spice and chilli sauce. Also using grass fed beef. Our 3.5 year old was eating on it while it cooled. He wasn't much for the gravy which made more for Mom and Dad.