Again the wife suggested I add meatloaf to the menu choices, and I found a recipe that sounds okay over at the ABC Website, by Gabriel Gate. The original called for minced pork as well as minced beef, but as the boy cannot eat pork, I just swapped it out for more beef.

  • 750 g lean minced beef
  • 1 cup finely chopped capsicum
  • 1/2 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 4 tbsp chopped parsley
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 cups Italian-style tomato sauce

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Place the minced beef and pork in a large bowl and combine by hand with the capsicum, onion, egg, salt, cumin, chilli, parsley, pepper, breadcrumbs and water until it holds together well.

Shape the mixture into a loaf and place in the centre of a suitably sized oven dish. Pour the tomato sauce over the loaf and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, basting every 20 minutes. If the loaf becomes too dry, add 1-2 tbsp boiling water.

I decided to serve this one with some steamed vegetables; Zuchinni, Carrot, Cauliflower, Broccoli & Green Beans.

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