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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.

Recipe Summary

2 hrs
2 hrs 15 mins
15 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • 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.

  • Stir in fresh rosemary. Add flour and stir to coat the mushrooms; cook and stir for about 3 minutes.

  • Whisk in beef broth, 1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly to prevent lumps.

  • 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.

  • Remove from heat and stir in heavy cream.

  • Slide prepared meatloaf into the sauce. Spoon sauce over the top of the meatloaf.

  • 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).

  • Remove pan from the oven and gently remove meatloaf to a serving platter.

  • Skim off any extra fat from the surface of the sauce.

  • Bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat to reduce until thick, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use any recipe you like for the meatloaf. Nutritional information is for a 2 1/2 pound beef, veal and pork meatloaf.

Try this recipe for Classic Meatloaf, which calls for ground chuck. Or use 1.5 pounds ground beef, 1 pound ground pork.

Using cold beef broth keeps the flour from forming lumps.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 27.9g; carbohydrates 13.6g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 138.6mg; sodium 501.1mg. Full Nutrition