Basic meatloaf

Basic meatloaf


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About this recipe: This is a very easy and basic recipe for meatloaf and the result is juicy and flavourful. Serve hot with potatoes and vegetables on the side for a complete meal, or slice and serve cold in sandwiches.


Serves: 6 

  • 2 day old bread rolls
  • warm water, as needed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • oregano, to taste
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 egg

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 C / Gas 9 and lightly grease a baking tray.
  2. Place the bread rolls into a bowl and pour over some warm water. Set aside to soak for a few minutes.
  3. In a small frying pan, heat oil and cook and stir the onion until soft. Add the parsley and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and oregano.
  4. Squeeze the excess water out of the rolls and combine with the mince, onions and egg. Mix well and form into a loaf. Place meatloaf on the prepared baking tray.
  5. Bake for approximately 1 hour in the preheated oven. If the top begins to burn, cover loosely with tin foil. Remove from the oven when the loaf is no longer pink in the centre.

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