Creamy Mushroom Meatloaf

Creamy Mushroom Meatloaf

Creamy Mushroom Meatloaf

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Recipe By:Chef John
“This technique keeps the meatloaf moist, while fortifying the sauce with its flavorful drippings. Regardless, this technique will work with just about any meatloaf recipe out there.”


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) uncooked prepared beef, veal and pork meatloaf


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Melt butter in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in mushrooms and a pinch of salt; cook and stir until mushrooms begin to brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in fresh rosemary. Add flour and stir to coat the mushrooms; cook and stir for about 3 minutes.
  4. Whisk in beef broth, 1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly to prevent lumps.
  5. Turn heat to high and bring the sauce to a simmer. Simmer a few minutes until sauce starts to thicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in heavy cream.
  7. Slide prepared meatloaf into the sauce. Spoon sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  9. Remove pan from the oven and gently remove meatloaf to a serving platter.
  10. Skim off any extra fat from the surface of the sauce.
  11. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat to reduce until thick, about 5 minutes.

Daily Prompt/ One Word Prompt

The word for today is Imagination

the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.


I live with Parkinsonism/Ataxia/Dystonia. If you are not familiar with this, let me explain.  I have some Parkinson symptoms. Daily constipation, in face I spent most of the wee hours last evening in the hospital from this. I have internal tremors from my gut down throughout my legs. My legs get weak quick. I can barely write my name so that it is legible. My swallow muscle is getting weak. Choking is becoming more of an issue.

The Dystonia is an out of muscle control. My toes can curl almost totally under. I can make some head jerks or leg jerks that make me feel as if I am going to fall. The Ataxia is what I seem to suffer from the most. Falls is what Ataxia causes for me.

I can start off walking pretty good, but within a very short time, my legs grow weak and down I go. It doesn’t seem to matter how much I walk for exercise; my legs don’t change. If you come up behind me and lightly bump me, I am on the floor.

What am I getting at you ask?  The word for today; Imagination. I am so very thankful that I can still type. I thank God that I can still be an advocate and help Multiple System Atrophy families and patients. I praise his name that I am still able to write books. I am writing my third book at present. I can not write my name, but I can still paint. I paint mainly from my imagination.

I have to sit to paint and sometimes I have to hold my canvas on my lap, but my fingers still work and I really enjoy what comes to life on the board. Lastly, I can still use my camera.

I was asked to do a photo shoot this past Friday of a special dinner party here where I live. I was able to do this and upload them to my Facebook. If you would like to see any or all of my photos, just hook-up with me. Here is my link;


So although, I live daily with challenges; I am still blessed to be able to do the things that bring me joy in my life. Here are a few samples of my photos from this past weekend.