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Hearty Mushroom Loaf Recipe

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I've been making this sweet and tangy meat loaf for my family for more than 25 years. It's even requested for company dinners. - Mary Ann Mertz, Westmont, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Dash pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 243 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 665 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.


  1. Drain mushrooms, reserving liquid; set mushrooms aside. Add enough milk to mushroom liquid to measure 1/2 cup. In a bowl, combine the mushroom liquid, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard, pepper and mushrooms. Crumble beef over the mixture; sprinkle bread crumbs over beef and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour; drain. Combine ketchup and corn syrup; spoon over loaf. Bake 15 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
Roast some potatoes alongside the Hearty Mushroom Loaf. Cut the potatoes in half; dot with butter and sprinkle with paprika.
Originally published as Hearty Mushroom Loaf in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p42

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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2009

"My son, Greg, in AZ tried it first and thought it was delicious, so he passed the recipe on to me. My husband and I both thought it was wonderful and ....I thought it extremely easy to prepare:) Robin H."

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