• 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 slices peppered bacon slices
  • 1 and 1/2 cups canned beef gravy (or your own recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallots
  • 1/4 pound mushrooms finely chopped, I prefer baby portobellas for this sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Growing up people seemed to hate meatloaf day but many people misunderstand just how delicious and meatloaf can be. It’s an inexpensive dinner choice that the whole family can enjoy.

In this recipe we’ll show you how to make a meatloaf that your whole family will love and that will take very little time on your part to prepare.

Remember to always try and get all the ingredients before hand.

Prep Time: 15 Min  |  Cook Time:1 Hour 15 Min

Directions:

Turn oven on to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients, except bacon, in a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to mix the ingredients well. Only mix until all ingredients are evenly distribute or your meatloaf may become too dense.

Line a pie plate or baking sheet that has sides with foil and spoon the meatloaf mixture onto the foil. Shape into a loaf and cover with the peppered bacon slices.

Bake for approximately 1 and 1/2 hours. You should cook your meatloaf to an internal temperature of 170 degrees.

You may choose to serve the meatloaf with just the bacon on top or you may want to try this mushroom sauce for the meatloaf recipe. You can make it while the meatloaf is cooking.

Mushroom Sauce for The Meatloaf

In a frying pan, cook the shallots and mushrooms in the 3 tablespoons of butter for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the lemon juice and gravy. Bring to a boil while stirring and serve while hot.