Meatloaf

Meatloaf and veg Meatloaf

Packed with flavour and, of course, nutrients! It is a great dinner if you have things to do, as you just pop it in the oven and let it do its thing.

Serves: 4   Time: 1 hour, mostly hands-off

Ingredients: 1 finely chopped onion, 1 crushed fresh garlic clove, 1 finely chopped chilli, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds, 1 tablespoon of wholegrain mustard, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1 tablespoon of dried or fresh rosemary, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1/3 cup grated tasty cheese, 2 eggs, 1 small grated zucchini, 1 grated carrot, 500g of pork mince, 500g of beef mince, salt, pepper.

Steps: Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Really make sure it is all mixed together well. I used a wooden spoon. Transfer the meat mixture to a loaf tin and flatten nicely with your wooden spoon. Bake for about 45 mins at 200 degrees celsius. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes before serving. This will help it to set an make it easier to handle.

We served ours with baked beetroot and steamed broccoli. Mmm mmm!

 

3 thoughts on “Meatloaf

  1. Mary says:

    Loved the flavours of this! Popular with the family. Didn’t hold together though (certainly wasn’t slicing it like the picture) – lots of moisture/liquid. Had to spoon it out instead. Any ideas on how to firm it up next time? Another egg?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Mary! Thanks for the feedback – so glad your family enjoyed it. Some suggestions to help hold together: Add another egg, add 2 tablespoons of psyllium husk to the mixture and let stand for 10 minutes before baking, Add 1/4 cup of chia seeds and let stand for 10 minutes before baking, or add quarter of a cup of coconut flour to absorb the moisture. If there is moisture in the mixture before baking, then try to squeeze it out (muslin cloth/seive?) before adding the eggs and popping it in the oven. Hope this helps!

      Franklee Healthy x

    • Admin says:

      Another thought – try resting it for 10-15 minutes before serving to let the juices settle down a bit. I have edited the recipe to reflect this 🙂

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