Sexual innuendo completely intended…
Anywho! As previously mentioned (i.e complained about) our current kitchen’s stove is downright awful so meals have been of the easy and mostly bake-able variety over the past few months. Meatloaf most definitely falls into the easy and bake-able category so it’s become a favourite served up with buttered bread and lots of veggies.
I think most of us have a tried and tested meatloaf recipe so I figured I’d share mine this week, feel free to tweak it however you like.
Pre heat your oven to 180 C/ 350 F
In a large mixing bowl place all your ingredients and brace yourself for a really disgusting photo…
…hopefully you’ve managed to hold onto your breakfast after seeing the disgustingness of a naked sausage with mustard and garlic smothered on top of it (I have no idea how I didn’t notice how gross this looked whilst taking the photo, must have been “in the zone” )
The easiest and most effective way to combine all these ingredients is to get your hands in the bowl and smoosh it until everything is combined
Place your mixture into a greased or lined loaf tin and pat down until smooth
Place a greased piece of baking paper directly on top of the mince (I was out of baking paper and greased a piece of aluminium foil instead)
Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, removing the paper/foil 15 minutes early to allow it to brown on top a little
Did I mention this baby isn’t pretty?
Mine lost its bottom (hehe) when I tipped it out of the tin but scooping the extra bits out was the highlight of my evening (oh, you’re wondering why I’m eating meatloaf out of the tin with a spoon? To save on water trying to wash it out later, obviously!). If however you don’t need an excuse to hide in the corner of the kitchen shoveling meatloaf down your gob unbeknownst to the rest of your family who are patiently waiting on dinner then you could place a long strip of baking paper underneath your mince mixture so you can just lift it out after baking
My hubby’s favourite way to eat meatloaf is with buttered bread and ketchup. I have it minus the bread and butter and it’s still pretty awesome!
* Recipe is from here