October 29, 2020

Two-days Meatloaf with Mushroom Filling (non-Jewish recipe)

Not many people enjoy lunch meat, but I believe, many of us like homemade meatloaf, which goes well with side dishes and salads. 

Yields: 1  9" x 5" loaf (4 servings: 2 pieces per serving)

Day 1

Mushroom Filling

16 oz., fresh white button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

1 large yellow onion, chopped

1 medium carrot, coarsely shredded

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Salt, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper to taste

Vegetable oil for frying


1 pounds chicken breast, cut into medium chunks

1 pound pork, cut into medium chunks

Day 2

For mushroom filling

1 egg

For meat

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and chopped

Salt, pepper to taste

1/3 cup dry plain bread crumbs

For glaze

1/4 cup ketchup

1/2 tablespoon grainy mustard

2 teaspoons brown sugar

Day 1.

To prepare the filling, add mushrooms to a dry frying pan and fry on medium-high heat until almost all water evaporated about 5 minutes. Add a bit of vegetable oil and fry for about one minute, remove from the heat, and add to a large deep plate. Set aside.

Add more vegetable oil to the same pan and place back on the heat. Add onion, sprinkle with salt and ground black pepper and mix everything. Sauté for 4-5 minutes, lower the heat to medium. Add carrots, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Continue to sauté for about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add to a mushroom mixture. Cool until room temperature.

To make ground meat, place chicken and pork pieces into a bowl of food processor and process until small bits. Remove from the bowl and place it into a deep medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the next day.

Wipe out the bowl of a food processor and add onion-mushroom mixture. Process until smooth and remove puree to a medium-deep bowl. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate until the next day.

Day 2.

Leave ground meat and filling in bowls on the kitchen counter for about 30 minutes.

Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C)

Add egg to mushroom filling and mix well. 

Coat the bottom of the pan with one teaspoon of vegetable oil. Heat the pan on medium-high heat until the oil is shimmering. Add chopped onion and stir to coat the onions with the oil. Sprinkle with salt. Spread the onions out evenly over the pan and let cook, stirring occasionally for about 4-5 minutes. Add apples and sauté for about 2-3 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and cool mixture for a couple of minutes. 

Add onion-apple mixture, dry bread crumbs to ground meats, and using clean hands mix well.

For the glaze, mix ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard.

Grease a 9" x 5" non-stick baking loaf pan with vegetable oil and non-stick cooking spray. Generously sprinkle with dry bread crumbs.

Place half of the meat into a prepared pan. Spread evenly mushroom filling and cover with another half of the meat. 

Pour the sauce on top of the meatloaf and spread it into an even layer.

Bake uncovered for 55 minutes.

Let the meatloaf rest to almost room temperature. Keep leftovers refrigerated.

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