Meatloaf smothered in a rich, brown gravy is an all-time diner favorite. It's usually served with a side of mashed potatoes and cooked vegetables. It's popularity stems from the fact that this is pure "comfort food" that makes you feel satisfied.

This brown gravy meatloaf recipe can be made at home pretty easily. First, you'll notice that the meatloaf includes chili sauce. This adds a bit of surprise spicy flavor that's appreciated, but not overpowering. While the meatloaf is cooling, you can make the brown gravy, which takes about 7 minutes.

Here's the recipe:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 3/4 cup fresh bred crumbs, 1/2 cup chili sauce, 1 egg, lightly beaten, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8x4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix thoroughly with a large spoon or using your hands. Place the meatloaf mixture into the prepared pan and gently press down. Bake for 1 hour, or until the loaf is firm and lightly browned.

Cool loaf for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

=> Meatloaf Brown Gravy

1 cup mushrooms, sliced, 2 tablespoons minced onions, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 cup beef broth, 2 tablespoons water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the mushrooms and the onions. Stir and cook until both are nice and tender. Add in the beef broth. Simmer gravy for 5 minutes; stir occasionally.

In a small bowl or cup, combine the cornstarch and the water. Stir this mixture into the gravy. Continue cooking and stirring for 1 minute, or until the gravy is thick.

Make the most delicious meatloaf you've ever tasted.