Meatloaf recipe

By Angela Boggiano

  1. Serves 4
  2. Takes 15 minutes to make, 1 hour 30-40 minutes in the oven, plus cooling
  3. Rating

Meatloaf is a nutritious, filling meal that kids will love; and at around £4 to make for an average family, it will be popular with mum too.

tried and tested


  1. Vegetable oil, for greasing
  2. 700g minced beef or 500g minced beef and 200g minced pork
  3. 2 onions, finely chopped
  4. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  5. 1 large carrot, grated
  6. 2 tsp dried thyme
  7. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  8. 250g fresh breadcrumbs
  9. 50ml milk
  10. 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  11. 2 tsp Dijon mustard


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/fan140°C/ gas 3. Grease a 1kg loaf tin. In a bowl, mix the mince, onions, garlic, carrot, thyme and egg. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with the milk, then add to the meat mixture. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, mustard and season well.
  2. 2. Fill the loaf tin with the mixture. Cover with foil. Put in a deep roasting tin and pour in boiling water to come a third of the way up the loaf tin’s sides. Bake for 1 hour 30-40 minutes, until cooked through. Cool for 15 minutes in the tin, then remove, slice and serve with mashed potato, gravy and mixed vegetables.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 603kcals, 21.2g fat (8.3g saturated), 49.2g protein, 57.7g carbs, 8.2g sugar, 2.1g salt

Chef's tip

Freeze the cooled meatloaf for up to 3 months. Thaw, slice and microwave until hot.


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April 25

I made this today for our tea. Very easy to make, not the most asthetically pleasing meal but I've never seen my 8yr old daughter eat so much meat in one sitting! She normally pushes the meat on her plate away so I consider this a great compliment. Are you sure that it isn't for 6 people though? We are a family of five and we have some left over.


October 14

I can, Sainsbury's do 750g of mince for £3.49 or two for £6 at the mo and the other ingredients are cheap or storecupboard


October 12

I'd be interested to see how you have priced this recipe as personally I'd be struggling to find a supermarket that sells (700 grammes of) mince plus all the other ingredients for £4.


November 11

Meatloaf was really easy and quick to prepare and that you could put it in oven and forget about it was a bonus for me. Only downside was in the looks department!

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