Monday, February 21, 2011

Ultimate Meatloaf with Vegetable Gravy

 I usually make this meatloaf by itself, but I had a lot of fresh veggies so I put it all together.
If you don't have the veggies, just serve it with ketchup and whatever else you have.
It is great either way.
Ultimate Meatloaf
2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 pkg. chicken stove top
1/2 c. BBQ sauce
1/3 c. onion, grated or diced
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. water
1/3 c. cracked wheat
dash worcestershire sauce

Mix ingredients together and place in a greased bread pan or casserole dish.
Spread an additional 1/2 c. BBQ sauc eon top of loaf after molded.
Bake at 375 for 1 hour.

Vegetable Gravy
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsop. minced garlic
2 c. cubed yellow squash
2 c. cubed zucchini
1 1/2 c. sugar snap peas OR beans
1 c. diced red bell pepper
1 c. chopped fresh basil
1 tsp. minced fresh thyme
1/4 c. flour
1 c. beef broth

Melt butter with oil over high heat.
Add garlic for 30 seconds.
Stir in vegetables.
Whisk flour into broth and add to skillet.
Stir occassionally until thickened.
Serve over meatloaf.

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