Perfect Footy-season Meatloaf

    1 hour 35 minutes

    This recipe 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 gave me this yummy recipe!


    Canterbury, New Zealand
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    Serves: 6 

    • 600g lean beef mince
    • 600g sausage mince
    • 1 cup fine breadcrumbs
    • 2 medium brown onions, chopped finely
    • 1 tablespoon curry powder
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 egg, beaten lightly
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/2 cup water
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Barbecue sauce
    • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
    • 30g butter
    • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
    • 1/4 cup red wine or beef stock
    • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

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

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
    2. To make the meatloaf, combine the beef mince, sausage mince, breadcrumbs, onions, curry powder, parsley, garlic and egg in a large bowl. Mix well. Mix milk and water and add to the meat mixture a bit at a time until it is smooth but firm (you may not need to use all the milk mixture).
    3. Shape mixture into a loaf shape and place into a greased baking tin. Bake for 30 minutes.
    4. Saute the onion in 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 minutes or until thickened.
    5. After the meatloaf has cooked for 30 minutes, pour half the sauce over the meatloaf, return it to the oven and bake for another 45 minutes, basting often with remaining sauce.
    6. Serve the loaf hot with remaining sauce or tomato sauce.

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    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