Meatloaf

This was inspired by my best friend who relocated over to America and the meal that reminds me of her is meatloaf.  Hence the decision to have a go at making it for the very first time, and it was absolutely delicious!  The whole meatloaf is 2 points on No Count so the whole meal is just 1 point on No Count (with the potatoes, veg and gravy).  If following WW Flex, the whole meatloaf is 26 points. (You could lower the points by using an alternative to olive oil and choosing turkey mince as one of your mince options.)

  

Ingredients (serves 6):

  • 250g 5% fat beef mince
  • 500g 5% fat pork mince
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • a carrot, an onion and 2 celery sticks all blitzed in a food processor
  • 2 slices of WW brown Danish bread, blitzed in food processor (you can use alternatives that are free on no count)
  • a handful of parsley, blitzed in food processor
  • a tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (1 point)
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup (50% less sugar) (1 point)
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Fry the carrot, onion and celery in the 2 tsp of olive oil for about five minutes before adding the garlic and cooking for a further couple of minutes.
  3. Put the pork and beef mince, breadcrumbs, parsley, mixed herbs, Worcestershire sauce and tomato ketchup in a bowl and mix together.
  4. Add in the vegetables and stir it all together. Season to taste.
  5. Put all the mixture in a rectangular cake tin – I used a silicone one – and cook for about an hour.

Served here with peas, mushrooms, roast potatoes (sprayed with Frylight and sprinkled with salt) and gravy.

(I used chicken stock to make the gravy and Bisto powder.)

10 thoughts on “Meatloaf”

  1. Helen I made this tonight for dinner and it was amazing. Full of flavours and both me and hubby thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks you. Ann and Trevor xxx

    1. Hi and thank you Ann! I’m so glad that you and Trevor enjoyed the meatloaf and it’s reminded me that I need to make it again before too long:-) Enjoy your weekend and keep warm up there, Helen xxx

  2. Just made this for our dinner tonight, big hit with all the family. Very tasty and filling, will definitely be making again, 😊

    1. Hi and thank you Lisa, it’s great to hear you all enjoyed the meatloaf. It makes it so much easier when the whole family can eat the same meal. Hope you have a fab week ahead:-) Helen xxxx

  3. Hi Helen, this was such an easy meal, full of flavour and delicious. I varied it slightly by not frying the blitzed carrot, celery and onion, and just mixing all ingredients together, then leaving in fridge until next day before cooking. I love all your recipes. The raspberry and chocolate blondies were just coming out of the oven tonight when unexpected visitors arrived. Needless to say the blondies didn’t last long! I look forward to your emails arriving with new recipes to try. Thank you very much, Carol x

    1. Awww thank you Carol 💕 Really glad you enjoyed the meatloaf and you and your visitors enjoyed the blondies: great timing! 😁💕 Hope you enjoy the rest of your week 💕 Helen xxxxxx

  4. I made a very similar meat loaf yesterday but used rolled oats instead of the bread, it worked very well. I also used soffritto which made it very quick and easy

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