Perfect footy-season meatloaf - hot or cold

    1 hour 35 minutes

    This recipe takes about 1.5hrs to cook. It is perfect for a take-along 'plate' for Footy functions - great hot or cold. Fabulous for sandwiches, as part of a hot buffet or by itself! The BBQ sauce mixture is also lovely as a marinade for ribs, chicken kebabs etc. My mother in law in Brisbane got me onto this yummy meatloaf recipe!


    Canterbury, New Zealand
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    Serves: 6 

    • 600g lean beef mince
    • 600g sausage meat
    • 1 cup fine breadcrumbs
    • 2 medium onions, chopped fine
    • 1 Tablespoon curry powder
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
    • 1 beaten egg
    • 1 clove crushed garlic
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • For the sauce
    • 1 very finely chopped or minced onion
    • 30g margarine or butter
    • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
    • 1/4 cup red wine or beef stock
    • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
    • 1 Tablespoon instant coffee
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

    1. To make the meatloaf: combine the mince, sausage, breadcrumbs, onions, salt & pepper, garlic, parsley, curry and egg in a large bowl. Mix it all up well. Mix milk and water and add to the meat mixture a bit at a time until it is smooth but firm. Shape into a loaf shape and put into a greased baking tin.
    2. Bake for 30min at 190 degrees. While the meatloaf is cooking, make up the sauce.
    3. To make the sauce; saute the onions in margarine or butter until golden. Add the tomato sauce, wine (or beef stock), Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, water, vinegar, coffee and lemon juice. Bring slowly to the boil, lower heat and simmer for 10 or so minutes.
    4. After the meatloaf has cooked for 30min or so, pour half the sauce over the meatloaf, return it to the oven and bake for another 45min, basting often with remaining sauce.
    5. Serve the loaf hot with tomato sauce, or the remaining sauce which is also great (as above) for kids lunchboxes cold, or in sandwiches.

    Winning recipe!

    This recipe was the winner of our Footy Food recipe Competition in July 2009

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    Altered ingredient amounts. I didn't add the tomato sauce as my children are very sensitive to food colouring additives and so I used Italian tomato paste. I doubled the wine so I could get a better nights sleep, leaving out the worcestershire sauce - as I tend to avoid UK-related things these days......  -  27 Jun 2009


    Used different ingredients. Instead of plain sausagement, I add italian flavoured sausages. Split skins and squeeze out sausage meat. I also grate in 1 apple and 1 carrot to the meat loaf mix. Very yummy meatloaf.  -  01 Jul 2009


    Easy to make and has a beautiful flavour.  -  18 Feb 2016

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