90 minutes ish but not working all the time
For 4 people
This spicy meatloaf makes great burgers, especially with some halloumi fried and placed in the sandwich. Together with homemade bread rolls and plenty of fried onions, this makes a great meal.
In today’s podcast, Paul and Diana show you how easy it is to make your own, not to mention so much healthier!
500 g minced beef
400 g minced pork
90 g breadcrumbs
1 level teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 – 1 teaspoon chilli powder
Some balsamic vinegar – or balsamic glaze
Use lean pork and lean mince
Carefully mix all the ingredients in a bowl – start by mixing the meats and then the seasonings.
Add mix the seasonings very throughly, massaging for many minutes
Grease 0r oil and line a loaf tin – the lining acts as a cradle to help removing the meatloaf after cooking
Bake at 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas 4 (NOT 375ºF, 350ºF) for 40 minutes then turn down to 170ºC, 325ºC, Gas 3 for another 40 minutes
Remove to a baking sheet and pop into the oven to give a crust at 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas 4 for another ten minutes
Juices from the meatloaf are brought to the boil and then added salt and pepper, tomato puree or pasta and a little sugar
We served them with some homemade halloumi
If you let the meatloaf cool, it can be sliced and reheated and then served on buns with fried halloumi
There are lots of variations you could use this basic recipe. add bacon, remove the spices add Chinese five spice and ginger and garlic – there are so many alternative ways cooking!