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Mushroom Meatloaf

Whenever I ask the boys what I should make for dinner, it inevitably involves meat.  This afternoon, while we were walking around Trader Joe's, Riley decided on meatloaf.  Meatloaf is so easy; all you need is meat, a binding agent, and some fun flavors.

In this case, I used 2 pounds of 96/4 grass fed beef, 1 egg, 1/2 pound of sliced crimini mushrooms, 1/2 C diced onions, 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 t anise seeds, 1 T dried oregano, 1/2 t ancho chili powder.  Blend all the ingredients together until they are well-mixed.  Press into a buttered loaf pan and prick the top with a fork.  Spread the top with barbeque sauce* and bake at 350 until the sides of the meat pull away from the pan.  Serve with more barbeque sauce.

*Barbeque Sauce
1 C organic ketchup
1/4 C water
1/4 C lead-free balsamic vinegar
1/4 C brown sugar
3 T olive oil
2 T paprika
1 T ancho chili powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t cayenne

Mix all ingredients together in small saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer till thickened.

Tuesday Night Supper Club


  1. Mmm, I love mushrooms. This sounds like a really flavorful meatloaf and that BBQ sauce sounds nice and spicy.

  2. mmm! This is the second mushroom meatloaf I've seen today and I think I've been missing out my whole life! Sounds fabulous!

  3. what a great rendition of a familiar classic. what a great idea to add cocoa and ancho...sort of a mole meatloaf--and then that kick of bbq?!! my mouth is watering. i shouldn't have come to browse so close to dinner time! thank you for sharing this amazing recipe with tuesday night supper club!


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