• 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!

Meatloaf Method

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.
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Press the mixture into a loaf pan of your choice and set aside.
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In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Pour the sauce over the mince mixture and evenly distribute.
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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.
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Allow to cool slightly, before slicing and serving up the meatloaf with your choice of salad or green vegetables.

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Meatloaf

Meatloaf

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F)
  2. 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.
  3. Press the mixture into a loaf pan of your choice and set aside
  4. In a small bowl, place the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour the sauce over the meat loaf and bake for about 1 hour
  6. Serve the meatloaf with your choice of salad or green vegetables

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