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Meat Loaf

Preparation time 15 minutes,
Cooking time 1 - 1 1/4 hours,
Oven temperature 180°C, 350°F, gas 4,
Calories 525 per portion

ingredients

serves 4
675 g (1 1/2 lb) minced beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
100 g (4 oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 - 3 tablespoons dry red wine
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
400 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
sliced pickled cucumber to garnish (optional)

method

Grease a 1 kg/2 lb loaf tin.

1. Mix the mince, onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg, red wine and seasoning together thoroughly. Pack firmly into the tin and cover with a sheet of greased foil.

2. Bake in a moderate oven for 1 - 1 1/4 hours or until the loaf begins to shrink from the tin.

3. Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the onion and garlic until soft.

4. Blend the tomatoes in a liquidiser and add to the onion mixture with the stock, parsley and seasoning to taste.

5. Bring the sauce to the boil, reduce the heat.and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened.

6. Tip the meat loaf out of the tin and arrange on a serving dish, then pour over the hot tomato sauce. Garnish with sliced pickled cucumber, if liked.

Tomato sauce is easily made in the microwave. Cook onion and garlic for 4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 7 minutes.

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Great Recipe
posted by Peter @ 01:14PM, 9/19/10
Quick, easy and delicious. Great recipe when in a hurry. Took 10 mins to prepare and just over an hour to cook.
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