Meatloaf Surprise

Meatloaf Surprise

Serves 5 generously.

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
2 eggs
1/2 cup bread crumbs (i used italian flavored crumbs)
1/2 green pepper, minced
1 stalk celery minced
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
worcestershire sauce to taste
the surprise

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix everything well, form into loaf in a baking pan. Embed one of the following items of your choice: 1 medium peeled zuchinni, 1 peeled banana, 1 hot dog, 4 small breakfast sausage links, 1/2 cup corn, 4 whole mushrooms, 4 peeled laughing cows. Bake 1 hour 15 min.

We blind taste-tested 4 different gravy mixes. It was supposed to be mushroom gravy but two brands didn't have a mushroom flavor. We added 1/4 lb sliced, fresh mushrooms to each recipe. SAMPLE A won hands down.

Codename Brand Yumminess Rating
(1=delicious, 5=lobdel)
SAMPLE A Knorr "Classic Brown Gravy Mix" 1.8
SAMPLE B Schilling "Mushroom Gravy Mix" 2.2
SAMPLE C Lawry "Brown Gravy Mix" 4.5
SAMPLE D Crown Colony "Mushroom Gravy Mix" 4.1