Classic meatloaf

This family meal has been a classic dinnertime favourite for many years.

  • 1 hr 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Bake this as one lovely meatloaf for a family meal, or in smaller tins for the individual mini versions. Either way, the kids will love it for dinner, or sliced for sandwiches in their school lunches.
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  • 750 gram (1½ pounds) minced (ground) beef
  • 1 cup (70g) stale breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium_piece brown onion (150g), chopped finely
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon tomato sauce (ketchup)
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 185 gram (6 ounces) canned evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder, extra
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) tomato sauce (ketchup), extra


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Oil 14cm x 21cm (5-inch x 8½-inch) loaf pan.
  • 2
    Combine beef, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, sauces, milk and mustard in a medium bowl. Press mixture into pan. Turn pan upside-down onto a foil-lined oven tray. Leave pan in place. Cook 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, combine sugar, extra mustard and extra tomato sauce in a small bowl.
  • 4
    Remove meatloaf from oven; remove pan. Brush meatloaf well with sauce mixture, return loaf to oven; cook, uncovered, 45 minutes or until meatloaf is well browned and cooked through. Serve meatloaf with rocket (arugula) leaves and cherry truss tomatoes, if you like.


Bake mini sized meatloafs in individual tins for 20 minutes

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