Meatloaf With Sauteed Mushrooms

Prep Time
2 1/2h
Cook Time
2h 25m
Ready In

"My DH loved meatloaf and I have many recipes for it. This was his favorite - the caramelized onions really add a nice flavor. It does make a large loaf and takes some time to prepare it, but it is worth the work!"

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (487.3 g)
  • Calories 615.5
  • Total Fat - 41.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 207.7 mg
  • Sodium - 20411.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.1 g
  • Sugars - 10 g
  • Protein - 43.1 g
  • Calcium - 136.9 mg
  • Iron - 4.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 25.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F.

Step 2

Oil 13x9x2-inch roasting pan.

Step 3

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and sugar; saute until onions are deep golden brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in oregano and garlic. Add vinegar; cook until evaporated, about 2 minutes. Transfer to large bowl and cool.

Step 4

Add ground beef, pork, 1 cup crushed tomatoes and next 6 ingredients to onions. Mix with fork until just blended.

Step 5

Form meat mixture into 10-by-5-inch loaf shape in prepared pan.

Step 6

Bake 45 minutes.

Step 7

Spread remaining crushed tomatoes over meat loaf. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil.

Step 8

Bake until thermometer inserted into center registers 155F, about 1 hour. Cool 15 minutes.

Step 9

Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; saute until tender, about 12 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 10

Cut meatloaf into thick slices.

Step 11

Spoon mushrooms and pan juices over.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This meatloaf is delicious. It definitely takes more time than I usually take to make a meatloaf. I really wondered about the tomatoes on top but they go really well with all the flavors in the meatloaf and you don't miss the fancier toppings.

review by:
(29 May 2018)


5 stars for flavor. I have never had much luck doing free-form meatloaf. This one was very "wet" and spread out, and the pan was hard to clean afterwards, so next time I will just cook it in a loaf pan. That being said, it was one of the best meat loaves I have ever made. Loved the onions in this.

review by:
(18 Dec 2015)


I scaled the recipe in half and allowed an hour of cooking time but did end up using a full 400 gram can of crushed tomatoes instead of just over half of it which was maybe a little overkill but what was left in the jar after taking out 1/2 cup to go in the meatloaf would not cover the meatloaf in the tin. The meatloaf itself was fantastic and even on a half recipe I had 4 very generous serves so much so that the DM and I could only get through half a one of ours so it looks like meatloaf sandwiches for lunch which will not be regretted for the meatloaf was delicious. On a personal note the DM and I would rather it without the mushrooms but the DS loved them. The only change I made was to use 1/2K of very lean beef mince (ground beef) and because the DH had ate up all the crackers the night before I had to use dried bread crumbs otherwise all the elements of the dish were there and thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you lazyme, made for Beverage Anyone? tag game in FFF&F.

review by:
(14 May 2015)