Basic Meatloaf Recipe - Featuring freshly minced pork and beef blended with onions, garlic and subtle spices. Slather with mustard for the best cure for a hungry stomach on a cold winter's night. | wandercooks.com
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Basic Meatloaf Recipe

This Basic Meatloaf Recipe features freshly ground pork and beef blended with onions, garlic and subtle spices. Slather with mustard for the best cure for a hungry stomach on a cold winter's night.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Belgian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 330kcal
Author Wandercooks
Cost $10

Ingredients

  • 1 kg meat 500 g beef and 500 g pork, cubed
  • 3 slices white bread crust removed
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Hungry? Don't forget to preheat that oven to 200˚C.
  • Alrighty, to start your basic meatloaf, place your bread in a small mixing bowl and pour in the milk, then set aside to soak.
  • Next, let's grind the meat. (You can skip this step if you're using store-bought mince). Pop the coarse grinding plate in your grinder attachment and install it on your stand mixer. Place the meat in the tray and push it into the grinder a piece at a time until all the meat has been minced. Set aside.
  • Now melt half the butter in a frypan over low heat and add in the chopped onions. Sautee them until fragrant and translucent.
  • Pop the cooked onions into a large mixing bowl, along with the soaked bread, beaten egg, garlic, parsley, nutmeg, and plenty of salt and pepper, and give it all a good stir. Then add your freshly minced meat and mix everything together until well combined. For the best texture, use your hands to do this.
  • To form your meatloaf, first line an oven tray with baking paper then place the meatloaf mixture into the centre, then form into a loaf shape. Alternatively, grease a large bread pan and add the meatloaf.
  • Now melt the remaining butter and baste the top of the meatloaf. This will give it that gorgeous golden brown colour once cooked.
  • Bake your meatloaf in the oven for 1 hour or until the top of the loaf becomes browned and crispy and the inside is cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with fluffy mashed potato or radish stoemp

Notes

Tips:
  • We can never go past mashed potatoes with meatloaf – so this Belgian Radish Stoemp recipe ticks all the deliciously mashed-potatoey boxes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 742mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg