meatloaf with mushroom stuffing

6 ounces mushrooms
1/2 cup minced onion
1/4 cup butter or margarine
4 cups fresh bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon powdered thyme
2-1/2 pounds ground chuck
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup catsup
1/3 cup beef broth (or water, or mushroom liquid)
1/4 cup minced parsley

Sauté mushrooms and onion in butter until onion is transparent. Combine with fresh, soft bread crumbs, thyme, parsley. Lightly mix together the meat, eggs, salt, pepper, catsup and broth. Pack half of the meat mixture into a loaf pan. Pack stuffing on top, then remainder of meat. Bake at 375 for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain juices. Turn out onto serving plate. Makes 8 servings.

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