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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Portobello Mushroom Meatloaf

Portobello Mushrooms have a beautiful flavor and add a special exotic touch to anything you make with them. This meat loaf is a wonderful recipe.
Clean the mushrooms well before using, its not hard and takes little time and is well worth the trouble you take.
Ingredients:
4 ounces portobello mushroom caps
5 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 pounds ground beef
1 cup soft bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
5 tablespoons tomato paste, divided
Directions
1. Heat oven to 350 degree F. With a knife or a teaspoon, gently scrape away the gills (the black portion underneath the caps) from mushroom caps.
2. Place mushrooms in a food processor with garlic, Italian seasoning, red pepper and salt and process until finely chopped but not pasty. Transfer mushroom mixture to a large bowl; combine with beef, bread crumbs, eggs, Worcestershire sauce and all but 2 tablespoons tomato paste. Gently press the mixture evenly into an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan, forming a rounded loaf. Spread remaining tomato paste over top. (Can be made ahead. Cover and refrigerate overnight.)
3. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour 10 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of loaf registered 180 degrees F. Let meat loaf stand 10 minutes, then carefully unmold onto a cutting board and slice. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

recipe compliments of Ladies Home Journal

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