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A Romantic Recipe for Two

Bring the spirit of rustic romance to your kitchen this year with this Glazed Beef & Mushroom Meatloaf recipe, and treat your valentine to a fun, messy activity and something healthy and tasty after. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon to pair perfectly with this dish: the hearty beef and rich glaze will require a bold profile to cut through and enhance the flavors. Not sure where to start looking? Check out the 2020 Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon from Levendi Winery that captures the spotlight with magnanimous fruit notes and surprising subtleties on the finish.


Meatloaf Ingredients

1 lb lean ground beef

8 oz cremini or baby bella mushrooms, diced

½ yellow or sweet onion, minced

1 egg

½ cup bread crumbs, fresh or panko

1 packet of onion soup mix (dry)

2 Tbsp ketchup

1 Tbsp Worcestershire

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp basil



Preheat the oven to 350 F. Beat egg and combine with all liquid ingredients together. Add to ground beef and mix well with your hands. Add breadcrumbs, onions, onion soup mix, and dry spices and keep mixing until no longer wet. Form into a loaf in a baking pan leaving space on all sides. Flatten the top or leave a slight indent. Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes.


Glaze Ingredients

2 Tbsp of the minced onion, saved from before

½ cup ketchup

1 Tbsp Worcestershire 

1 Tbsp brown sugar

1 pinch salt


In a small pan on medium-low heat, saute onion for a few minutes, adding salt to bring out the sweetness. Add ketchup, Worcestershire, and sugar mixing thoroughly until sauce becomes viscous. Add salt and sugar as needed, to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.



Remove meatloaf from the oven and carefully remove excess oil. Spread glaze on top and return to the oven. Turn heat to 450 F and bake or broil for about 5-7 minutes, watching carefully for the glaze to just start to blacken. Remove from the oven, let cool, and enjoy.