Laddie's Meatloaf

from: Longmeadow Ranch


1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

1/2 onion; chopped

1 slightly beaten egg

1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 teaspoons
Worchestershire sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Several ""grinds"" of pepper

1 1/2 cups of soft bread crumbs

1 1/2 pounds LMR Grass-fed Highland Ground Beef

2-3 hard boiled eggs (optional)

4 tablespoons catsup

2 tablespoon molasses

In mixing bowl combine milk, lightly beaten egg, Worchestershire sauce, seasonings, and bread crumbs. Let stand for about 5 minutes.

Stir in ground beef, chopped mushrooms, and onions; mix lightly but thoroughly.

Peel hard boiled eggs. Shape meat mixture into loaf while placing eggs in center.
Place in 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking dish.

Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 1 hour.

Combine catsup and molasses; brush on meat loaf after 1 hour and return to the oven (for approx. 10 minutes).
Makes a tasty glaze.

Slice across the loaf revealing a cross section of egg and place on plate. Garnish with parsley.
Serve with cross-cut potatos.

""This meat loaf is one of our favorites. We have served it many times for visiting guests at the winery and we love to have it at home. The egg center adds a special flair on the plate and on your palate. Of course, we use fresh organic eggs with brightly colored yolks from our flock of Black Australorp and Americana hens. And, the molasses-based glaze is my ""secret."" The Highland beef provides rich flavors that are complemented beautifully by the LMR Cabernet Sauvignon. Best of all, the leftovers make great sandwiches."" - Laddie