Mmmm, nothing warms the soul like some classic home-cooking, just like Mom used to make. This Meatloaf & Brown Gravy is exactly the kind of dish she would pour her heart and soul into, and you can taste that passion in each tender, juicy bite. The beef is as savory and flavorful as you could imagine, serving up slice after slice of meaty goodness with some slight heat. Drizzled all over top is a country gravy that elevates the beef flavor with an extra touch of richness. Allow a little nostalgia into your heart with Meatloaf & Brown Gravy, and bring those golden memories into the present!

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For the meatloaf:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the gravy:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup mushrooms, freshly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Combine the beef, the breadcrumbs, the chili sauce, the egg, the salt, and the pepper in a large bowl, mixing thoroughly but gently.

Step 3 –Press the beef mixture into an 8×4-inch loaf pan.

Step 4 –Place the loaf pan on a rack in a roasting pan.

Step 5 –Bake the meatloaf until the meat is well-done with no trace of pink, reading 160 degrees F when tested with a meat thermometer, about 1 hour.

Step 6 –Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes.

Step 7 –Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

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Step 8 –Add the mushrooms and onions and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes.

Step 9 –Add the beef broth and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

Step 10 –Mix together the water and the cornstarch in a small cup.

Step 11 –Mix the cornstarch mixture into the broth mixture and cook, stirring, until the gravy is thickened, about 1 minute.

Step 12 –Serve the meatloaf with the gravy.