Tuesday 22 July 2014

Homestyle Meat Loaf

Meat loaf is a great comfort food for Winter and a delicious cold meat to have with salad in Summer.  It is a fabulously easy recipe to make and I quite often make four meat loaves at a time when I buy a big tray of beef mince.  Once cooked I double wrap them, label and freeze for a quick dinner on a busy day. .  Use your hands to mix it all together or if you have an electric mixer it will save your hands from getting cold in the raw meat.  

400 grams of beef mince
3 tablespoons of white rice – cooked

¼ cup of tomato sauce

1 egg
1 tablespoon of dried onion flakes or one small onion diced

½ tablespoon of dried chives
Salt and pepper to taste

 Boil the rice until it's cooked.  Drain and cool  Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.  Place into a well greased oblong loaf tin.  Press down well until top is flat.  Cover with foil and cook in an oven for 40 minutes at 180degrees celcius. Take the foil off.  Drain most of the juices and cook uncovered for a further 15 minutes.  Turn onto a clean chopping board and slice.  Serve with gravy, mash and vegetables.  Serves 4 people.  Freezes well.

Leftovers are great in a toasted sandwich with lashings of sauce.

This meat loaf costs about $2 to make with mince costing $4.69 a kilo  in July 2014 


  1. Hi Wendy,
    This is a wonderful recipe and I could easily manage to add that to month newly established monthly menu plan. When mince is on special I could also go ahead and make a couple for the freezer. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser - the crowed being me and Ms11! ;-)
    Thanks and I'm loving your blog!
    <3 Shadow

  2. Hi Wendy,
    That sounds yummy. When I get more meat I am going to make a double batch up and once cooked will halve both loaves for freezer. Each half loaf will be enough for my 19 year old son and I. We may even get a few slices for lunch the next day.
    Like Shadow I'm also enjoying the blog.
    Hugs Leanne.

  3. Hi Shadow and Leanne. This recipe is very yummy. It's not a super firm meatloaf like the ones made with sausage mince. It's more country style but at least you'll know exactly what's in it.

  4. Made it and was good! Thankyou! fed 4 of us with veg for dinner and the rest for sandwiches.

  5. i really look forward to reading some more when you get a chance ":)

  6. Would never have thought to use the leftovers on toasted sandwiches. Will definitely give that a go!!

  7. wow wendy i look at this recipe and im actually surprised there isnt any salt added or even an egg!!! lol i have seen so many different types of meatloaf recipes i think i might give this one a go my partner usually get heart burn from all of the other ones hes eaten in the past, poor bugger :(

  8. Love it next day on sandwiches. With tomato sauce

  9. Came looking for a super easy recipe for tonight's meatloaf meal. Found! I have left- over rice from last night's meal so it will be perfect for this.

  10. Hi Wendy , is that rite 3 tablespoons of rice ?


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