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Meatloaf Recipe

Cowbridge Kitchen

Meatloaf is like an American institution, a popular recipe that has many different variations. In fact you can season a meatloaf any way you like.

The one thing that seems to be constant with any meatloaf recipe is that it is always topped with a sticky tomato sauce.

Meatloaf is a great way to combine rich herbs and flavours with minced beef to make a cheap roast. The Meatloaf is formed in a tin, hence the name 'loaf' and topped with a tomato sauce.

Meatloaf can be served as a Sunday Roast with a rich Roast Gravy.

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It takes about 1hr 30 minutes to make this
30 mins Prep time
1 hr Cooking time
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Nutritional Facts
This is based on a 113g serving
Calories: 240
Protein: 16g
Fat: 18g
Carbohydrates: 4g
Fiber: 0g
Sugar: 1.7g
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This recipe will serve upto 4 people Table for Two Servings
Tricky : This recipe is a bit tricky
Anybody can have a go at this recipe, but a novice will find it difficult
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    How To Make Meatloaf

    The meatloaf originated in the USA in the late 1870's. It was around the same time as the newely invented meat grinder appeared on the market. It was also a great way to produce a cheap cut of meat that tasted delicious.

    There are varieties of meatloaf in many different cuisines around the world, but by far the most popular is this American Meatloaf.

    In this recipe we use minced beef, but you could use minced lamb as well.

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    500 g Minced Beef
    1 red Onion
    50 g Fresh Breadcrumbs
    1 Beef stock cube
    1 Egg
    5 - 10 g Fresh Thyme
    3 teaspoons Hot Horseradish
    25 g Soft brown Sugar
    50 ml Ketchup
    50 ml Brown Sauce
    10 ml Light Soy Sauce
    10 ml Worcestershire Sauce

    Cooking Instructions

    1. For the Sauce
    2. Mix the Ketchup , Brown Sauce & Sugar in a pan.
    3. Bring to a simmer then add the Soy Sauce & Worcestershire Sauce.
    4. Simmer for 5 minutes then set aside.

    5. For the Loaf
    6. Put the Thyme , Beef Stock cube , Red Onion into a large mixing bowl and mix together.
    7. Add The Minced Beef and combine well with your hands.
    8. Add the Breadcrumbs and combine again.
    9. Add the Horseradish & Beaten egg and mix together well for about 5 - 10 minutes.
    10. Transfer the loaf mix to a loaf tin , pressing into shape.
    11. Top with the Sauce we made earlier.
    12. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 c for 1hr or until the loaf is cooked.
    13. or Air Fry this meatloaf @200c for 28 minutes
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    Other ideas:
    ''I have used minced beef in this recipe, but you could try it with minced lamb & add Mint-sauce instead of Horseradish ...''