Vegetables and oats make this meatloaf wonderfully moist and light. When sliced, the creamy spinach layer is revealed in a pretty spiral. Serve with roasted mixed vegetables such as new potatoes in their skins, courgettes and red onions.
Excellent source of niacin, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc. Good source of calcium, selenium, vitamin B2. Useful source of iron.
Minced beef can be used on its own for a more traditional meatloaf, or you can use minced turkey, chicken or veal instead of either the beef or the pork. You could also use a combination of three different meats. * Leftover meatloaf is delicious sliced and served cold with salad or in sandwiches. * For 2 meatloaf and potato pies, each serving 4, make the meatloaf mixture as in the main recipe, but use 900 g (2 lb) spinach and 4 tbsp crème fraîche or soured cream for the spinach filling. Cook 1.5 kg (3 lb 3 oz) peeled potatoes in boiling water until tender; mash with enough milk to make a light fluffy texture and season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the meat mixture in half and press into two 23 cm (9 in) springform tins. Top each with half of the spinach, spreading it into an even layer, then cover with the mashed potatoes. Set the tins on baking trays and bake in a preheated 180ºC (350ºF, gas mark 4) oven for 55 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes, then remove the sides of the tins and serve the pies cut into wedges.
Spinach provides good amounts of carotenoid compounds and several antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, and substantial amounts of the B vitamins. * Porridge oats are an excellent source of soluble fibre, which can help to reduce high blood cholesterol levels.
This was the first time I've made meatloaf and the recipe was tasty, succulent and enjoyed by all but I used turkey - 05 Feb 2012
Made it in the morning and kept in fridge till ready to bake, huge hit with the family will definitely make again - 06 Apr 2016
I made this tonight and it was a great success! Will definitely cook again! Loads left over for tomorrow! - 23 Jul 2015