This is the meatloaf I’ve been making for many, many years. It’s the glaze that makes it so delicious! I made it again the other night (I haven’t made it in a while) and my husband was absolutely thrilled. Ha! This recipe makes enough to feed 8 people. It can be frozen and leftovers work well in the lunch box.
1 kg lean mince
1 onion (diced)
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
2 bacon rashes (diced)
1 cup breadcrumbs (I use fresh)
1 dessert spoon curry
Salt and pepper
½ cup milk
½ cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon instant coffee (I don’t worry about the caffeine because it’s such a small amount but decaffeinated works well too)
¾ cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
½ cup water
½ cup lemon juice (optional)
Meatloaf: Combine all ingredients in a bowl (you may need to use your hands). Press the mixture into a loaf shape in the middle of a roasting tray with small sides (to hold the glaze).
Glaze: Place all ingredients in a saucepan and heat until butter is melted and easy to combine. Pour half the glaze over the meat and cook in the oven 180°C for 30 minutes. Pour over the rest of the glaze and cook for a further 30 minutes, basking occasionally. Check the meatloaf is cooked through by opening at the centre.
Leftovers Lunch Box Idea
Lunch: Snow peas & cherry tomato with mini meatloaf with tomato sauce as a dipper
Baked: Mini coconut bread
Snack: Corn on the Cob
A less decadent meatloaf recipe I also use is here: Winter Meatloaf Recipe