Smothered Mushroom Meat Loaf

Smothered Mushroom Meat Loaf image Image by: Smothered Mushroom Meat Loaf image Author: Canadian Living

Creamy mushroom sauce elevates meat loaf to new heights. A double dose of mushrooms – dried in the loaf and fresh in the sauce – is a dream for mushroom lovers. We've used dried mixed mushrooms, but you can substitute whatever dried mushrooms you can find. Serve with mashed potatoes for a deliciously indulgent dinner.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg dried mixed mushrooms
  • 1 onion grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 450 g lean ground beef
Creamy Mushroom Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 225 g cremini mushrooms halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup 10% cream
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Method

In food processor, pulse dried mushrooms until finely powdered with a few small pieces; transfer to bowl. Stir in onion, bread crumbs, egg, milk, thyme, mustard, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix to combine. Shape into 7- x 4-inch (18 x 10 cm) log; place on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 375 F (190 C) oven until instant-read thermometer inserted into centre reads 160 F (71 C), about 40 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce: Meanwhile, in skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook cremini mushrooms and garlic, stirring occasionally, until softened, golden and no liquid remains, about 10 minutes. Stir in flour; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in milk, cream, mustard, salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in parsley; cook for 1 minute. Serve with meat loaf.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 463 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 28 g
  • Calories 361.0
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Potassium 728 mg
  • Cholesterol 120 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g

%RDI

  • Iron 26.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 18.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 12.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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