Meatloaf with a Merlot and Mushroom sauce


What have you guys got on tap for the weekend? Is it busy? Mine is jam packed. I am doing a  fundraising event with Tastefully Simple that supports the Susan B Komen fund saturday morning. We are having dinner with some friends saturday evening and I am making one of wife’s favorite dishes, spaghetti w/bacon and mushrooms. I’ll share the recipe on Monday. Then, we have the pumpkin patch on Sunday. It’s an all day affair. So, busy, busy, busy but I will be enjoying it all. I hope you do the same.

Tastefully Simple came out with 10 and 30 meal plans that help people put together delicious dinners in a snap. Now, I have been doing this for some time with my own creations but today’s recipe comes from their 30 meal plan. Meatloaf with Merlot and mushroom sauce.


Now, I must admit before making this one, I already have two meatloaf recipes that are well liked and well received in the household but who can’t use a third, right? So, here we go…

Finished product will look like this:


Long story short, delicious…

We are going to start with 1.5 – 2 lbs of ground meat


Add in 1/3 cup of bread crumbs, 1 beaten egg (because it was bad lol), and 1/2 cup of Tastefully Simple’s Merlot with mushroom sauce.


Mix that bad boy up and put it into a loaf pan. Pour another 1/2 cup of the merlot with mushroom sauce on the top.


Place into a pre-heated 350 degree oven for an hour. Once done, pull out and plate.


I plated it with our creamy wild rice soup converted into a rice side dish (yummy) and peas.


Now, I will tell you that this meatloaf isn’t your everyday meatloaf. The flavor of the merlot really comes through and brings a little sophistication to meatloaf, if that’s possible. Lol. Give it a try. You will love it. If you liked this recipe, please comment. I would love the feedback and please share either on Facebook or retweet. Much appreciated!

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To your abundance my friends!


The Tastefully Simple guy


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