Welcome to Sunday Supper- Mushroom Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

It’s Sunday, friends and family are making their way to the house to enjoy Sunday Supper.  If you have been following this blog, you will know that Sunday Suppers is a way that we celebrate our friends and family, by coming together, having a great time, and enjoying a meal together. A meal that everyone participates in preparing and serving.

The weather is still hot so we remain indoors.  I am hoping that soon we will be able to carry the table and chairs to the patio to enjoy our meals outside.

Come join us for dinner!

There is always plenty for everyone
This was amazing.  If you have not had a classic meatloaf in awhile, welcome it back to your table.
Mushroom Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy
Serves 6-8
Recipe from Mid-atlantic Restaurant


For the gravy:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/2 pounds crimini (baby bella) mushrooms, sliced
1-1/2 cups chopped onion
1-1/2 cups chopped celery
1-1/4 cups chopped shallots
6 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 cup dry red wine
6 cups low-salt beef broth
2 tablespoons(1/4 stick) butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/4 cup whipping cream
For the meatloaf:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2-1/2 cups thinly sliced leeks (white and pale green parts only; 2-3 large)
8 ounces thinly sliced crimini (baby bella) mushrooms (about 3 cups).
6 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 large eggs, beaten to blend
1/2 cup crushed crackers (such as Ritz)
2 pounds ground beef 
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.  Add mushrooms, onion, celery, shallots, garlic, and thyme.  Saute until vegetables are soft, about 18 minutes.  Add wine and boil until reduced to a glaze, about 5 minutes.  Add broth.  Boil until mixture is reduced to 4 cups, about 25 minutes.
Blend butter and flour in small bowl to smooth paste.  Whisk cream and flour paste into gravy.  Simmer until thick, stirring often, about 5 minutes.  Season gravy with salt and pepper.  Do ahead: Can be made 1 day ahead.  Cool, cover and chill.  Rewarm before using.
Preheat oven to 350 F.  Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add leeks, mushrooms, and garlic.  Saute until soft, about 10 minutes; scrape into processor.  Add mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.  Blend until coarsely chopped; transfer to large bowl and cool.
Mix eggs and cracker crumbs into vegetables, then beef and cream.  Transfer to 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.  Bake meatloaf until thermometer inserted into center registers 160F, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours.  Let meatloaf rest 15 minutes; turn onto platter.  Serve with gravy.

48 thoughts on “Welcome to Sunday Supper- Mushroom Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

  1. This is the most happiest moment ever! Talk chat, eat, drink, laughter and jokes. How very fun was that. And those food look incredible yummy. I'm sure everyone enjoying themselves very much. Have a lovely day.Cheers, Kristy


  2. Love getting together with family and friends and I love that everyone pitches in..even better. You must have some amazing dishes each week. Your meatloaf looks wonderful. With all of those great flavors it must be delicious! Meatloaf is one of my favorites, pure comfort food:)


  3. I always remember as a child our family meals with my grandparents and friends. It is by far the best way to bring together all family members and friends. And the dishes from what I can tell look terrific.


  4. This sounds delicious–and I'm happy not to have to purchase pork and veal to add to the beef!! Honestly, we were planning hamburgers on the grill but I'm so tempted by this. Alas, no mushrooms. Next Sunday supper for sure. Hope you cool off soon.Best,bonnie


  5. Woo hoo! Meatloaf is a real favorite of mine Velva:) Love this one with the mushrooms and the creamy mushroom gravy. Sounds like a wonderful dinner.Congrats on your poblanos too (saw that on facebook). We love this rice recipe from Marcela on the Food Network. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/marcela-valladolid/chile-and-cheese-rice-recipe/index.htmlI've already made it twice this month. It's rice, corn, roasted poblanos, and monterey jack cheese. It's super tasty!


  6. velva,What a lovely idea, Sunday Supper. I hope it cools off soon and you can enjoy your meals on the patio. I been away all summer and I am just catching up on my favorite blogs. Love the new look!Gypsy


  7. What a lovely tradition Velva!! We too are trying to do this more often – at least one Sunday a month. And meatloaf is perfect because it's liked by everyone of all ages (and the mushroom twist makes it 'sophisticated' enough for the adults…)Love the pictures. Keep it going and thanks for sharing!


  8. I have tried and tried time and time again to have good old fashion tradition Sunday suppers but have yet to accomplish it the way you do! Wonderful recipe too 🙂


  9. Velva, this sounds incredibly good. I've bookmarked it for later in the fall. I haven't had meatloaf in an age, but yours sounds too good to pass up. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary


  10. This is one of THE perfect cool weather comfort meals. I really enjoy meatloaf and boy I know I would really really like this one. Bookmarked! Sounds sooooo doggone good!!


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