Basic meatloaf

    1 hour 15 min

    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.

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    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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    I had mince I needed to use and old bread rolls - and hey presto, I turned them into a meatloaf that I cooked in a pyrex dish. It was a lot nicer than I expected and I'll be making it again. I particularly liked the idea of using water-soaked bread rolls rather than breadcrumbs and reckon these kept the loaf moist.  -  11 May 2018