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Traditional Belgian Meatloaf

15/09/2015 (Last Updated: 11/05/2018)

Crispy on the outside, deliciously juicy on the inside, this Belgian Meatloaf Recipe is surprisingly easy to make. One bite and you’ll want to sing its praises just like us.

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As we travel around the world, visiting so many countries and staying with locals and expats alike, we’ve started to notice a funny trend. We always get asked the same questions…

What is your favourite dish?

Which country’s food do you like the best?

Ohhhh these are such hard questions for us to answer!

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In fact, our answers probably change every day with the new foods we discover along the way.

A recent wander through Belgium led us to a seat at an incredible Belgian Dinner Party and we have to say, this incredible and delicious Belgian meatloaf recipe is now at the top of the list.

Meatloaf Recipe - Just out the oven and ready to be sliced and served.

Meatloaf?! Whaaat? Why?  

Before trying this, the thought of meatloaf conjured up images of boring, old-fashioned mid-week meals at home (sorry Mum!). So you can imagine the surprise as we took a bite and discovered that one slice would definitely not be enough. Crispy buttery outside + soft texture inside = delicious delicious heaven.

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Yep, we’re converts. Give this recipe a try and we’re sure you’ll want to sing its praises just like us!

Even better, serve it up with a side of Belgian Stoemp at your next dinner party for a meal guaranteed to turn the tables.

Belgian Meatloaf Recipe - Meatloaf is making a comeback, and we think it's never looked so good.

Belgian Meatloaf Recipe

Crispy outside, deliciously juicy inside, this Belgian Meatloaf Recipe is so easy to make. One bite and you'll want to sing its praises just like us.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Belgian
Calories: 491kcal
Author: Wandercooks


  • 1 kg mince meat veal and pork
  • 3 slices white bread crust removed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tbs chopped parsley
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  • Soak the bread in the milk and set aside.
  • Melt half the butter in a fry pan over low heat. Add the chopped onions and sautee until browned.
  • Place onions in a large mixing bowl and add the bread, garlic, parsley, nutmeg and salt and pepper. Beat the egg and add to the bowl.
  • Add the mince meat and knead until well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large greased meatloaf or bread pan. Melt the remaining butter and baste the top of the mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. The top of the loaf should start to become nice and crispy from the melted butter.
  • Reduce heat to 150 degrees C and bake for a further 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.


If you need to adjust the recipe up or down be sure to allow 1 hour of cooking per kilo of combined meatloaf mixture.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g
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