Meat loaf is a really great way to use mince meat, be it beef, lamb or a combination of beef and pork. This recipe use beef and pork sausage meat for some extra flavor which makes all the difference.
What you need
1kg beef mince
500g pork sausage meat
1 tablespoon butter
1 large onion finely chopped
2 celery sticks finely chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1 large carrot grated
1 tin peeled chopped tomatoes
1 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs beaten
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
palm of fresh chopped parsley
Fry the onions, garlic, parsley and grated carrot on a medium heat in the butter until soft, about 10 minutes.
Place in a large bowl and add all of the rest of the ingredients. Mix well to evenly distribute all of the vegetables in the mince meat.
Lightly grease a bread tin and mould the mixture into the tin.
Bake at 180 Celsius for 1 hours, then cover the top with a thin layer of tomato sauce and bake for a further 30 minutes.
Let it cool for about 10 minutes before turning out to serve.
Serve with mashed potatoes and rich gravy.