Beef Meatloaf

Classic Beef Meatloaf – Traditional dish oozing with flavour

This classic dish is lip-smacking delicious and oozing with flavour. Topped with a tasty glaze, the meatloaf looks as appetizing as it tastes.

Beef Meatloaf

This classic beef meatloaf is one of those traditional recipes you will make over and over. When the meatloaf comes out of the oven, the steaming flavour will draw everyone to the dinner table. Simply put, this classic beef meatloaf is lip-smacking delicious and oozing with flavour. Topped with a tasty glaze, this meatloaf looks as appetizing as it tastes.

Preparation time for this classic beef meatloaf is only 15 minutes and the rest takes place in the oven. Follow this recipe to the letter and the meatloaf will not crumble when sliced. If the meatloaf is, however, falling apart, the most common reason is that there are not enough binding agents like egg or bread crumbs in the meatloaf mixture. Also, if the meatloaf is overcooked, it may fall apart.

Usually, milk is used to add moisture to the meatloaf. If you do not want to use milk, you can use beef stock, water or a non-diary milk substitute. Enjoy this classic beef meatloaf. It’s economical and will effortlessly become a family favourite. And leftovers make amazing sandwiches.

Classic Beef Meatloaf

Recipe by Irene Muller Course: DinnerCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 1 medium onion, finely chopped 

  • 2 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 500 g 500 lean beef mince

  • 1 1 medium free-range egg

  • 75 g 75 fresh bread crumbs

  • 75 ml 75 milk

  • 1 tablespoon 1 Worcestershire sauce 

  • 1 tablespoon 1 chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • 1 tablespoon 1 fresh oregano

  • 1 tablespoon 1 fresh thyme leaves

  • 125 ml 125 tomato ketchup

  • 1 teaspoon 1 Tabasco sauce 

  • olive oil

  • Spray and Cook


  • Heat the oven to 170°C / 338°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the meatloaf ingredients.
  • Using your hands, mix all the ingredients for the meatloaf.  
  • Grease a baking tray with Spray and Cook, and drizzle a little olive oil and place the mince on the tray. Shape the mince into a small breadloaf. 
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes. 
  • Mix the ketchup and hot sauce to make the glaze, then brush thickly over the top of the meatloaf. Return to the oven for 15 minutes more or until cooked through.
  • Rest the meatloaf for 5 minutes, still on the tray.

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