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Meatloaf sub with caramelized onions, and brown gravy!!!

This moist ground beef meatloaf recipe is full of sweet caramelized onions and topped with a rich brown gravy. Like mom and grandma used to make!

This meatloaf has a few more ingredients that add even more flavor to the meat, like dried thyme, broth and tomato paste. The onions are first cook until caramelized with the fresh garlic. The tomato paste, dried thyme, Worcestershire sauce and broth are added to the onions and then the mixture is cooled. Once cool, it is mixed with the ground beef along with the breadcrumbs and eggs. Put it into a loaf pan or shape into a loaf in a baking dish and bake about 50 minutes. While the meatloaf bakes in the oven, make the gravy with the beef broth, garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, water and cornstarch. Serve the rich brown gravy over the sliced meatloaf.

If you don’t want to make homemade brown gravy, you can use a brown gravy mix. No worries! It’ll still be a delicious beef dinner. Serve this moist homemade meatloaf with potatoes. vegetables or your favorite side dishes.


For the Meatloaf:

1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
1/4 cup diced celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

For the Caramelized Onions:

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2 medium onions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Brown Gravy:

2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup beef broth
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Sub:

4 hoagie rolls
4 slices of provolone cheese


Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, diced onion, diced green bell pepper, diced celery, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well until everything is evenly combined.

Form the mixture into a loaf shape and place it in a baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until the meatloaf is fully cooked.

While the meatloaf is cooking, start caramelizing the onions. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onions, sugar, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are caramelized and golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.

Once the meatloaf is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Slice it into four equal pieces.

In the same skillet used for the onions, make the brown gravy. Melt the butter over medium heat, then whisk in the flour until it forms a paste. Slowly pour in the beef broth while whisking continuously. Cook until the gravy thickens, about 5-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To assemble the subs, place a slice of provolone cheese on each hoagie roll. Top with a slice of meatloaf, a spoonful of caramelized onions, and a drizzle of brown gravy. Serve immediately.

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