Christmas lunch loaf on a plate

Christmas lunch loaf

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus resting
  • Easy
  • Serves 12

Looking for an alternative to turkey at Christmas? This festive lunch loaf is packed with flavour, plus it's cheaper and easier to prep and serve

  • Freezable
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal360
fat17g
saturates7g
carbs19g
sugars9g
fibre3g
protein30g
salt1.1g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Fry the onions in the butter for 15-20 mins until golden and softened. Butter a 900g loaf tin and put in the fridge to chill.

  • STEP 2

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and work everything together to form a large meatball. Remove the loaf tin from the fridge and transfer the mixture to it – it will look like a lot, but should all fit if you pack it in. Use a spatula to shape the top, so that it resembles a loaf of bread.

  • STEP 3

    Cover with foil, then bake for 1 hr, or until the loaf reaches 70C on a meat thermometer. Heat grill to medium, then grill the loaf for 5-10 mins until golden on top. Leave to rest in the tin for 20 mins, then carefully tip the loaf onto a carving board or platter. Serve in slices with the usual trimmings, gravy and bread sauce.

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