Meatloaf sandwiches with rocket

  • 1 hr 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Meatloaf sandwiches with rocket
  • 800 gram minced beef
  • 1 brown onion (150g), grated coarsely
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 rindless bacon slices (250g), chopped finely
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (35g) stale wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup (210g) barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 6 white rolls (450g)
  • 50 gram butter
  • 50 gram baby rocket leaves
  • 1 cup (260g) caramelised onion and beetroot relish


Meatloaf sandwiches with rocket
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Oil 14cm x 21cm loaf pan. Line an oven tray with foil.
  • 2
    Combine beef, onion, garlic, bacon, eggs, breadcrumbs, ½ cup of the barbecue sauce, the paste, mustard and parsley in a medium bowl; season. Press mixture into pan. Turn pan upside down onto the oven tray.
  • 3
    Bake meatloaf 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make glaze by combining sugar with the remaining barbecue sauce in a small bowl.
  • 5
    Remove meatloaf from oven; remove pan. Brush loaf well with glaze; bake, uncovered, a further 45 minutes or until well browned and cooked through. Stand 40 minutes; cut into 12 slices.
  • 6
    Split rolls; spread cut sides with butter. Sandwich rocket, two slices of meatloaf and relish between rolls.


Feed lots of hungry mouths with these tasty sandwiches. You can use any bread you like such as fresh sourdough, sliced ciabatta or crusty white rolls, as we have here.

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