Best Ever Meatloaf with Brown Gravy


This meatloaf with brown gravy might be old-fashioned but it's very tasty. Serve with mashed potatoes.

close up view of meatloaf topped with brown gravy on a white plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
1 8x4-inch loaf


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • ¾ cup fresh bread crumbs

  • ½ cup chili sauce

  • 1 large egg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms

  • 2 tablespoons minced onion

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, chili sauce, egg, salt, and freshly ground black pepper in a large bowl; mix well. Press mixture into an 8x4-inch loaf pan, then place the loaf pan on a rack in a roasting pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until meat is well done with no trace of pink, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Let rest for 10 minutes while you make gravy.

  4. Make gravy: Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onions; cook and stir until tender. Add beef broth and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Mix together water and cornstarch in a small cup; stir into broth. Cook and stir until gravy is thickened, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

451 Calories
34g Fat
13g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 451
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 431mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 400mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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