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Mushroom Meat Loaf

Although I don’t consider myself much of a cook, I’m really proud of this recipe. The meat loaf is tender and moist, and the sauce has a nice, subtle spiciness to it. The mushrooms and ground turkey are an unexpected yet delicious combination. —Tyler Sherman, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/3 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 pound large portobello mushrooms, stems removed, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons stone-ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Cut three 20x3-in. strips of heavy-duty foil; crisscross so they resemble spokes of a wheel. Place strips on the bottom and up the sides of a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Coat strips with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, bread crumbs, mushrooms, onion, garlic, salt, thyme and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into a 7-1/2x4-in. loaf.
  • Place meat loaf in the center of the strips. Cover and cook on low until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°, 3-4 hours.
  • Combine chili sauce, mustard and cayenne; pour over meat. Cover and cook until heated through, about 15 minutes. Using foil strips as handles, remove the meat loaf to a platter.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 194 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 648mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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  • LPHJKitchen
    Nov 30, 2015

    This was one of the best meatloaves I've ever made. It was moist, yet held together nicely. I really liked the mushrooms and the mustard addition to a traditional recipe. We served this alongside some mashed root vegetables and spinach salad. Will definitely keep this recipe in rotation!

  • sharonboski
    Oct 4, 2014

    This was delish. I did however make a few changes as to what I had in stock, I use seasoned Panko bread crumbs, and button mushrooms, I didn't add the thyme because of the seasoned bread crumbs or the cayenne pepper as I use a spicy mustard. I also added a small carrot grated . I put sliced mushrooms on top of the sauce and baked in the oven 350 for approx. 45 min. It was so moist and tasty. I will try in in the crockpot next but I wanted it for supper and didn't have it the 3 1/4 hrs at the time.

  • asnunez
    Oct 2, 2014

    Oh My Gosh! I'm sorry to say that this was not good at all!! WAY TOO MUCH FILLER! This meatloaf was total MUSH! There was no saving it. There was five people trying to eat this and NO ONE liked it.