Ever since I become pregnant, one of my favourite meat are anything minced, probably because it's easy-chewing food for toddler? LOL. So when I saw Shaolintiger shared his very simple meatloaf recipe, I was eager to make it too. I also refer to this recipe as it has some vegetables to balance up the dish, so I sort of modify both recipes and came up with this version of meatloaf recipe myself.
What you need:
About 650g minced beef and pork (50/50) (I made sure my pork are with some fats)
4-5 Italian sausages, cut into slices
1 chopped large onion
Chopped 2-3 cloves of garlic
1 chopped carrot
Some chopped spring/green onion
1 cup bread crumbs
Enough amount of butter
2 eggs, beaten
Few drops of Worcestershire Sauce
Enough Salt and ground black pepper to taste
2/3 cup of ketchup
4 tbsp of mustard
1 tbsp of brown sugar
What to do:
1) In a pan, melt some butter.
2) Dump the garlic, onions and carrot and cook them till soft.
3) Now add in the spring onion and continue stirring.
4) Add in enough salt and pepper to taste. Turn of the fire and set aside.
5) Now in a large bowl, combine all the meat, sausages, eggs, bead crumb and the vegetables mixture. Add in few drops of Worcestershire Sauce and if you think you need to, more salt and pepper.
6) With your clean hand, mix the mixture evenly.
7) Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish or line the dish with aluminium foil then butter the foil. Then place the mixture evenly into the dish, making sure they are compact. It should fill up the dish just nice.
8) Now in a small bowl, combine the ketchup, mustard and brown sugar. Just stir them up.
9) Spread the sauce over the top of the meat mixture.
10) Send the dish into a pre-heated oven at 175c for about 70 minutes, non-fan.
11) Remove the dish from the oven and that's it. You're done!
Cut the meatloaf into slices and serve them with your favourite side dishes!
We kept the leftover and I made toasted sandwich with the meatloaf for breakfast the next day, plus a slice of cheese and oh man, so yummy it feels like breakfast in heaven!!! I can assure you it was too-many-times tastier than McD breakfast, hands down!!!
Here are some things to note from my experience:
1) Adding the Italian sausage makes a little difference in terms of texture cos they are a little chewy.
2) Because of the vegetables, there are water at the bottom of the dish but it's ok, especially if you keep them overnight it will dry off eventually.
3) Both recipes call for 60 minutes in the oven but mine wasn't cooked in the middle, so I chucked the dish back to the oven for another 10 minutes.
I won't say its super simple to make, but whenever I think of that super delicious sandwich, I'm tempted to make this again!