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Meat Loaf       HT   MC    105mins

Serves 4        Hot  Beef   Vegetables  Herbs   Main Course  




5g/1oz Butter

1 Onion, finely chopped

450g/1lb Lean Minced Beef

75g/3oz Fresh Breadcrumbs

1 Garlic Clove, crushed

4 tbsp Tomato Purée

1 heaped teasp Dried Mixed Herbs

Salt and Pepper

1 Egg, beaten





1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and grease a 900ml/1 1/2 pt loaf tin and line it with greaseproof paper.


2. Melt the butter in a pan add the onions and cook until soft and transparent. Remove from the heat then add the meat, breadcrumbs, garlic, tomato purée, herbs, salt and pepper.


3. Mix well then add the egg. Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin, level the surface then cover with foil.


4. Stand the tin in a larger roasting tin containing 2.5cm/1inch of water. Bake in the oven for 1½ hours.


5. To serve - turn the loaf onto a warmed serving platter and peel off the paper. Serve hot with an onion sauce.


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Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

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