I keep forgetting my own recipe, so I’m gonna note it down here and it’s been a looooong time since I’ve done a cooking/food post on here (probably like 2005) – so here we go.
I’ve never really had a meatloaf I liked, and I always thought meatloaf must be something good because the yanks are always raving about it, so I decided to make it myself a while back – and guess what? It was bloody delicious.
And it was still delicious the next day in a meatloaf sandwich, so now my wife keeps bugging me to make it again – so tonight, I am making it again.
This is an improved/tweaked version of the classic/stock meatloaf recipe. I’m actually trying a different variation tonight (half minced beef and half minced pork), so I’ll see how that goes. The recipe below is the full beef version tho.
- 1.5lb/700g good quality ground/minced beef
- 1 medium egg
- 1 large onion, diced/chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, diced/chopped finely
- a knob of butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup dried bread crumbs (preferably seasoned)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons prepared mustard
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- Preheat your oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F)
- Sautee the onions and garlic in the butter until soft and light brown
- In a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, sauteed onion, milk, Worcestershire sauce and bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste and place in a lightly greased 5×9 inch loaf pan, OR form into a loaf and place in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
- In a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and ketchup. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf.
- Bake at 175 degrees C (350 degrees F) for 1 hour.
- Don’t overmix the ingredients, just make sure they are nicely combined.
- If you don’t have seasoned breadcrumbs (I don’t), just add some dried basil or parsely/oregano or thyme and garlic powder to the mix.
- Line the baking tin with tinfoil for easier clean-up.
- Let the meatloaf sit/rest for a while before slicing (just like any other meat)
- You can experiment with the topping sauce and spice it up a bit (add some Sriracha/BBQ/Chili sauce etc).
Yah that’s it, easy right? I suggest serving with some mash/boiled potatoes and steamed broccoli or peas. I tend to go for broccoli as it’s yummy, healthy and is super easy to steam in the Microwave.
Do let me know if you cook it, and how it turned out – Enjoy!