I think it’s safe to say that almost everybody (well, at least everybody that I know! LOL) grew up eating meatloaf and ketchup! It’s one of those nostalgic meals that brings me back to the good ‘ol days of my childhood!
Ever since we moved toward a heavier plant-based focused way of eating, I’ve found that meatloaf is one of those old-school meals that I tend to crave still. I’ve tried to recreate a “meatless” meatloaf time and time again and I wasn’t able to come up with a good replacement recipe! I found my previous attempts either to be too dry or flavourless.
Well, fast forward to after I gave birth to Annie, we had just got home and Mackenzie brought over a meal and it was the most amazing Mushroom “Meatloaf” with a balsamic glaze! This was by far one of the most delicious “meatloaf” replicas I’ve had to date!!
This meatless meatloaf (can you say that 10 times fast?! lol!) is made with a TON of mushrooms which are a fantastic substitution for ground beef as they mimic the colour, texture, and consistency of beef! They add a rich savoury flavour that brings this dish to the next level! I can promise you, this is one dish you won’t miss the meat in!!
This Mushroom Meatloaf is best served with mashed potatoes and gravy for the ultimate “meat & potatoes” feast. Plus, this dish also pairs perfectly with Sandhill’s full-bodied Cabernet Merlot!! Sandhill’s Cabernet Merlot boasts a touch of oak, cedar, and ripe black fruit flavours which pick up on the sage and mushroom flavours in the mushroom loaf beautifully!
This recipe is the ultimate comfort food and tastes even better on a beautiful snowy night … when you’re tucked in your home with a bottle of Sandhill wine! LOL!
Thank you Sandhill for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own.