Marvellous meatloaf

Marvellous meatloaf




  • 750g mince
  • 125g bacon, finely chopped or minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs or cornflake crumbs (gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ -½ cup milk



Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease bottom and sides of a loaf tin with butter (my tin is 21cm x 11cm).

Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well to combine.

Press firmly into loaf tin and bake for 1 hour. Rest in tin for 10 minutes, run a knife around the edge of meatloaf to make sure it is not stuck to the sides of the tin.

Invert onto a serving platter. Serve slices hot with mash and vegetables or cold with salads or in sandwiches.


  •  It hadn’t previously occurred to me, but meatloaf is really just one big hamburger that you can slice up!
  • I used gluten-free cornflake crumbs instead of bread crumbs to make this gluten-free.
  • Also nice with cheesy crust – 15 minutes before end of cooking time, sprinkle top with 1/3 cup grated cheese and return to oven.
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.

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