This classic recipe is perfect anytime. The mix of pork, beef, bacon and mushrooms is sure to please everyone.




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large skillet heat butter until melted and foaming. Add onions, mushrooms, and celery. Season to taste with kosher salt and black pepper. Cook 3 minutes, being careful not to brown.

  • Sprinkle thyme over onion mixture. Rub garlic and pinch of salt into paste; add garlic. Cook and stir until onions are tender and translucent. Stir in grated carrot; remove from heat. Cool completely. Meanwhile, soak bread crumbs in half-and-half; lightly beat in eggs.

  • In large mixing bowl combine ground meats, bacon, cooled vegetables, and bread crumb mixture. Sprinkle the 1-3/4 teaspoons salt and the pepper. Using hands, mix until well blended.

  • Turn mixture into rectangular baking dish. Using hands, shape into a 9x5-inch loaf. Make shallow indentation around sides.

  • Combine ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar. Spoon over top of meat loaf. Bake on middle rack for 1 hour or until meat thermometer reaches 155 degrees F. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

518 calories; 38 g total fat; 15 g saturated fat; 160 mg cholesterol; 1013 mg sodium. 19 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g fiber; 26 g protein; 1555 IU vitamin a; 6 mg vitamin c; 81 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;