- 500g lean mince beef
- ¾ cup uncooked oatmeal
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- ½ onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- ½ cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- sea salt
- black pepper
This week’s post is a departure from the recent veggie laden additions to Ten Thousand Tastebuds. Today the pendulum swings to the other end of the scale with a traditional Meatloaf.
This was a request by Mr Beef, after flicking through one of my many cookbooks, and I eventually obliged.
I’ve never made meatloaf before, and it wasn’t something I grew up eating, so I really didn’t know what to expect.
My verdict? I have to be honest and say I wasn’t a massive fan of this and I’m not sure I’d make it again. But you guys might have some better experience than me!
Do you have a family meatloaf recipe that you swear by?
The result of my attempt was perfectly edible, but if I made this again, I would skip the brown sugar in the sauce completely. I would probably consider adding chilli also.
For those of you who are crazy for the meat-free recipes I’ve been sharing lately – I have some awesome Veggie Balls coming up to share with you next time!
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F)
In a large bowl, combine the beef mince, oatmeal, milk, egg, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Use your hands to combine the mixture until well blended.
In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Pour the sauce over the mince mixture and evenly distribute.
Bake the meatloaf for about 1 hour. The sauce should have reduced and thickened nicely to form a sticky crust on top of the meatloaf.
Allow to cool slightly, before slicing and serving up the meatloaf with your choice of salad or green vegetables.
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