Meatloaf with mushrooms and leek | the boyfriend cooks

A delicious meatloaf prepared with mushrooms, leek, bacon and basil. The combination of fresh and dried mushrooms provides a tasty dish!

    A delicious meatloaf prepared with mushrooms, leek, bacon and basil. The combination of fresh and dried mushrooms provides a tasty dish!

It’s time! He’s back with another recipe. Food is all him, blog & photos are my work πŸ˜‰

Food bloggers boyfriend

You know, being the boyfriend of a food blogger can’t be easy. You eat lukewarm food all the time because she first needs to take pictures, and you can never just dump food on a plate and start eating: everything has to look good. When you go out for dinner in a restaurant you can’t even touch your plate the first couple of minutes, and she preferably sits somewhere with good lighting.

    A delicious meatloaf prepared with mushrooms, leek, bacon and basil. The combination of fresh and dried mushrooms provides a tasty dish!

Of course, you eat delicious dishes often, but never the same thing twice. So no matter how much you loved that pasta/burger/dinner dish: you know you probably will never have it again. She needs to write new and different blogs every day, you know?! And that can’t be done by eating the same dish more than once.

Ohh, and don’t even get me started on the kitchen! As the food bloggers boyfriend, you know the kitchen is off limits. You can look at it from afar, yes, but that’s about it. She doesn’t want you stirring in her pots and pans, and she doesn’t really allow you anywhere near her stove in general.

 A delicious meatloaf prepared with mushrooms, leek, bacon and basil. The combination of fresh and dried mushrooms provides a tasty dish!

So when you are allowed into the kitchen, you better make something special. Something delicious, and bonus points if it’s ‘bloggable’. No pressure?

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Meatloaf with mushrooms and leek

Yes, he did make something delicious. And no, I don’t get mad when he doesn’t πŸ˜‰ Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it sounds. It also means he gets homemade food every day, pasta sauces from scratch and sometimes his favourite dish – reinvented. And he never complains, except when he has to wait when I’m taking pictures… Haha!

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A delicious meatloaf prepared with mushrooms, leek, bacon and basil. The combination of fresh and dried mushrooms provides a tasty dish!

Meatloaf with mushrooms and leek
Serves 6
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. Minced meat, 500g
  2. Leek, 150g
  3. Onion, 1 yellow
  4. Bacon pieces, 100g
  5. Dried mushrooms, 15g
  6. Mushroom mix, 200g
  7. White bread, 3 pieces
  8. Milk, 100 ml
  9. Fresh basil, 15g
  10. Garlic, 1 clove
  11. Pepper and salt
Preparations:
  1. Heat up 100 ml water and add this to the dried mushrooms. Let this soak for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, wash and cut the leek and cut into small pieces. Chop the onion and grate the garlic. Mix this with the minced meat, and add some salt and pepper.
  3. Fry the bacon pieces until nice and crispy.
  4. Cut the crust off the bread and soak in the milk for 3 minutes. Get rid of the milk, and knead the bread until most of the milk is out. Add to the minced meat, together with the fried bacon.
  5. In a frying pan, bake the mushroom mix for 5 minutes. Drain the water from the dried mushrooms, but keep it in a separate bowl. Cut the soaked mushrooms into tiny pieces and add to the minced meat and mix all together. Add the "soaking water" to the mushrooms in the frying pan, and cook on high for another 5 minutes.
  6. Chop up the basil and add this to the pan. Take off the heat.
For the meatloaf:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a cake tin with butter or oil.
  2. Put half of the minced meat mixture on the bottom of the tin. Add the mushrooms from the frying pan, and top with the other half of the minced meat mixture. Press slightly.
  3. Place this in the oven and let it cook for 40-45 minutes.
  4. Take out, let rest for 5 minutes and drain the liquids from the tin.
  5. Enjoy!
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2 thoughts on “Meatloaf with mushrooms and leek | the boyfriend cooks

  1. Hahaha!! So funny! I know what you mean…once something is cooked it can never been eaten right away and it’s definitely no good to take pics for a blog post if it is not the right lighting outside, lol πŸ˜€ Looks like your boyfriend done a great job here…love the combination of meat, mushrooms with the basil and bacon. Lots of good stuff going on there for sure πŸ™‚
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    1. Exactly! You totally get me. That’s why I love connecting with other foodies – I know I can’t be the only one. He did Dawn, it was super delicious! He is now asked by his family to cook them a meal πŸ˜‰

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