Meatloaf may not be the fanciest of dishes, but it’s perfect comfort food and a hearty, warming meal to serve up to the family at this time of the year.
I have been using the same meatloaf recipe for some time now – it’s something I learned from my mum but have made a few alterations to along the way.
On the weekend, I thought I’d try something slightly different and instead of making one large meatloaf I decided to make each family member their own mini meatloaf. I also wrapped each one in bacon for some extra flavour.
I think the bacon and individual portions adds a little bit of class if you’re planning to serve the meatloaf to guests at a dinner party but also has a cuteness factor for kids who like having their own little meatloaf on their plate.
Personally, I thought it was delicious and it was a big hit with my family – even the kids! – so I thought I would share the recipe with you today.
500g minced beef
500g minced pork
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 tbs worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
Approx 250g streaky bacon (10 slices)
2tbs barbecue sauce
2tbs hoisin sauce
(Makes 5 portions)
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Spray a large baking tray or dish with oil.
- Using your hands, mix together the minced beef and pork in a large bowl.
- Add in the diced onion, eggs, breadcrumbs and worcestershire sauce.
- Season well with salt and pepper then mix together until well combined.
- Divide mixture into 5 equal portions and shape into mini meatloaves.
- In a separate small bowl, mix together the barbecue and hoisin sauce to use as a glaze.
- Lay out two strips of bacon and place one meatloaf on top.
- Coat the top meatloaf with some of the glaze, then roll it over to also coat the bottom.
- Roll the meatloaf to wrap the bacon strips around then place it onto the baking tray, with the ends of the bacon tucked underneath.
- Repeat with each of the meatloaves.
- Bake in the oven for about 30-35 minutes.
- Serve with mash potatoes, gravy and vegetables.