Meat Loaf Again….Honestly, I was never really a big fan of meat loaf. We had it quite often when I was growing up as it’s relatively easy to make and serves as an economical meal. Traditional meat loaf is basically hamburgers, formed into a loaf verses a patty and then slathered in a sweet sauce otherwise known as, Ketchup! Over time, recipes have evolved for this All-American comfort food by adding some innovative cooking techniques such as grilling and smoking it. Some recipes call for wrapping it in bacon which adds loads of flavor and extra calories. My new sentimental favorite way to prepare it is by stuffing it! We need to flavor the meat, so for this recipe we are using the No Moosteak Grill n’ Rub Seasoning Blend. It’s great for burgers, and even better for meat loaf! The sautéed mushroom stuffing gives it that comfort feel and adds an elegant touch to the dish. The Lemon Thyme Finishing Salt really enhances that next layer of flavor, while the soft bread keeps it moist.
Stuffed Meat Loaf
• 1 ½ lbs. ground beef
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 2 T. whipping cream or milk
• ¼ C. tomato sauce
• 2 T. Zesty Moose No Moosteak Grill n’ Rub Seasoning Blend
• ½ lb. (8 oz.) Mushrooms, sliced
• 1 C. white onion
• 2 T. unsalted butter
• 2 C. soft fresh bread cut into cubes
• 2 T. fresh parsley
• 1 tsp. Zesty Moose Lemon Thyme Finishing Salt
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, cream or milk, tomato sauce and the No Moosteak Grill n’ Rub.
Pat half of the meat mixture into a greased 9-in. x 3-in. loaf pan; set aside.
Add the bread pieces, parsley and the Lemon Thyme Finishing Salt.
Saute` until the bread crumbs are lightly brown.
Spoon the stuffing over the bottom layer of meat;
cover with remaining meat mixture and gently press down. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, drain fat as needed.
Prep Time: 30 Min.
Cook Time: 1 Hr.
Total Time: 1 Hr. 30 Min.