Cap City Diner Meatloaf
A typical diner special. Beef, veal and pork with mushrooms and onions in a ketchup-based BBQ sauce/gravy.
BBQ Sauce: 1 1/2 cups ketchup, 1 TB Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 2 1/4 tsp molasses, 6 TB brown sugar, 3/4 tsp salt, pinch cayenne pepper, 1 tsp cider vinegar, 6 TB water, 2 TB honey, 1 TB fresh orange juice, 1/4 tsp black pepper
Meatloaf: 2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms, 2 TB diced white onion, 1 TB olive oil, 1 lb. ground beef, 4 oz, ground veal (optional), 10 oz. ground pork, 1 egg, 3/4 cup bread crumbs, 1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme, 1/2 tsp chopped fresh sage, 2 1/4 tsp minced garlic, 2 1/4 tsp heavy cream, 3/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper
To make the barbecue sauce, in medium saucepan combine first 12 ingredients. Stir well. Simmer for 20 minutes. Allow to cool. Heat oven to 325 degrees. In skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in olive oil until tender. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine meats, egg, bread crumbs, herbs, garlic and cream. Mix well. Add mushrooms and onions. Add 2 TB of previously prepared barbecue sauce. Add remaining ingredients; mix thoroughly. Place mixture in a loaf pan, pushing down firmly to pack meat into place. Cover with foil. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. Remove foil; cover meatloaf with desired amount of barbecue sauce. Cook uncovered for an additional 10 - 15 minutes. Serve with barbecue sauce. Serves 8.