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Hearty Mushroom Loaf

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


  • 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


  • 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 13x9-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 thermometer reads 160°.
Roast some potatoes alongside the Hearty Mushroom Loaf. Cut the potatoes in half; dot with butter and sprinkle with paprika.

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  • rollerbladingmomma
    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.