Best Meatloaf Recipe
This is one of the best meatloaf recipes that I've come across in
a long time. It's simple but tasty enough for dinner guests.
You can serve it without any sauce, or add a tomato or mushroom
sauce to give it a bit of flair. I hope that you find this to
be the best meatloaf recipe for you!
• 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
Best Meatloaf 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
Mushroom Sauce for Meatloaf Recipes
• 1 and 1/2 cups canned beef gravy (or your
• 1 tablespoon chopped shallots
• 1/4 pound mushrooms finely chopped, I prefer baby
portobellas for this sauce
• 3 tablespoons butter
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
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.