Best Ever Meatloaf with Brown Gravy

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • ¾ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • 1egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, chili sauce, egg, salt, and freshly ground black pepper; mix well.Shape into an 8×4 inch loaf pan.

  • Step 3

    Place loaf pan on a rack in an oven-roasting pan.Bake for 1 hour, or until done.Cook until internal temperature measures 160 degrees F (70 degrees C); the meat should be well done, with no trace of pink. Remove from oven, and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

  • Step 4

    While the meatloaf is resting, prepare the gravy. In a medium saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat.Add mushrooms and onions; cook and stir until tender.Add beef broth; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.Combine water and cornstarch in a small cup; stir into broth. Cook and stir for 1 minute, or until thickened.

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