Italian meatloaf

Italian meatloaf

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(98 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins - 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This great-value supper is delicious served with jacket potatoes, green beans and gravy

Nutrition and extra info

  • Uncooked meatloaf can be frozen

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal411
  • fat23g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein39g
  • salt2.01g
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Ingredients

  • 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp finely grated parmesan
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 500g pack lean minced beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 100g pancetta, chopped
    Pancetta

    Pancetta

    pan-chet-ah

    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp tomato purée

Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line the long sides and base of a 2lb loaf tin with double thickness baking parchment. Mix 2 tbsp each of the breadcrumbs and Parmesan in a small bowl and set aside. Tip all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl with a good shake of salt and pepper and mix well – hands are the best for this job.

  2. Press the mixture into the loaf tin and sprinkle with the reserved crumb mix. Bake for 40-45 mins until the top is golden and crunchy. If the top does not colour in the oven, pop the tin under the grill and brown the top for 5 mins. Cool in the tin for 5 mins, then lift out using the parchment and put on a board. Slice and serve with potatoes and green beans.

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madwumin
30th Jul, 2011
5.05
WOW! I have just made this and took on everybodys advice - added oregano, doubled the tomato puree, used bacon (3 slices = 100g) and softened the onions....I ended up with a dish so tasty that my family were asking me to make sure I made this again! It did take longer to cook than stated - almost double the time and as someone said it was pink - but then we realised that it was the bacon that was pink but it was defo cooked! Next time would serve with a salad. Thanks again for a wonderful recipe!
clarav1
28th Jul, 2011
4.05
This went down very well with my husband and 2 year old son (who kept saying "yum, cheese and bacon")! I used chedder and bacon, added basil and put the tomato paste on top (as forgot to add)...and it was indeed yum!
d41d0y
22nd Jul, 2011
5.05
Brilliant recipe. Cheap and tasty - will try adding different stuff next time. Might be good with mushrooms.
chrisgalea
11th Jul, 2011
5.05
Very easy to do and the kids loved it. Will def make it again :)
clownhorse
2nd Jul, 2011
5.05
A big thumbs up from my brood and very quick and easy. Thoroughly enjoyed as a dinner and equally as much the next day as leftovers (made into a meatloaf sandwich by my rather uncouth husband!!!).
amybelle123
21st Jun, 2011
4.05
This is a lovely recipe. So easy to make and very yummy! No complaints from my table when this was dished up! I'm sure you could also do many variations, ie not just pancetta and parmesan. Have to agree with some of the other comments in that it took longer than 45 minutes to bake- mine took about an hour.
gilbert73
18th Jun, 2011
5.05
made this for sunday dinner great success all loved it . will make this time and time again.
thespecialk
8th Jun, 2011
4.05
5 Stars for Flavour & is so easy & quick to make/prepare - Minus a star for the recipe directions because it takes closer to 1.5hrs - 2hrs @ 180 degrees for it to cook through in the oven, as a result we had dinner far too late. Expected it to be ready for an 8pm dinner but it was well after 9pm when we sat down. I substituted smoked bacon bits instead of the pancetta, added an extra clove of garlic & sauted with the onion before adding to the mix. Tasted lovely & my boyfriend loved it (he turned his nose up when I originally told him what was for dinner!) he even wants to see if he can make it next time!
bonnierb
25th May, 2011
5.05
Wonderful, cooked this evening. Just realised that I forgot to put the onion in. Still, tasted lovely though. Very quick to make especially with a 6 month old baby!
little_lauren
16th May, 2011
I currently have this cooking away in the oven.....but its taking ALOT longer than 40-45 minutes! I've followed all instructions to the letter....smells good though. Hopefully it will taste good too when its done and not pink anymore.

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