The Literate Chef

Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf

In General Articles on December 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Meatloaf! It’s what’s for dinner tonight!
When its cold and damp on foggy Olde Cape Cod, one’s thoughts return to comfort food, and “Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf” is guaranteed to make you feel warm and cozy.

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(Serves 4 to 6. Preparation time – 30 minutes; cooking time – 75 minutes)


For the Meatloaf:

2 tbsps. minced garlic
1 cup finely diced celery (2 stalks)
1 cup finely chopped yellow onion (1 medium sized onion)
2 tbsps. of unsalted butter
½ cup of chopped parsley
¼ cup chopped sage
1 tbsp. chopped thyme
½ cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1 lb. ground sirloin
1 lb. ground veal
1 lb. ground pork
1/3 cup of sour cream
3 eggs, whisked
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 12 oz. bottle of Heinz Chili Sauce
Freshly ground pepper

For the Gravy:

Two 28 oz. packs (6 cups liquid) of Swanson Beef Cooking Stock (no sodium or less sodium variety).
1 lb. sliced cremini(also calledBaby Bella) mushrooms.
2 tbsps. unsalted butter
¼ tsp. dried thyme
¼ cup dry red wine
¼ cup flour (Wondra, preferably, because it…

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  1. my mouth is watering. not sure if it is the picture or the recipe. can’t wait for your “Father’s Meatloaf”.

    Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2013 15:01:04 +0000 To:

  2. I liked Mom’s….without the bacon and without the hard boiled egg….then it tasted OK.
    But yours looks delicious! I will try it this weekend!

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