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Marvellous Meatloaf

The men in your life will love this wholesome main course recipe.


  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1/2 lb cremini mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme

  • 1/4 cup red wine

  • ¾ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes (or tomato purée)

  • 3/4 lb lean ground beef

  • 3/4 lb lean ground pork

  • 1 large egg


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 350 °F and lightly grease an 8-loaf mini loaf tin.

  • 2.

    Pulse onion and mushrooms in a food processor until fine and evenly blended. Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat and add oil. Add mushroom mixture and cook, stirring often, until all liquid has evaporated. Add garlic and thyme and stir one minute more. Add red wine and cook until liquid again has evaporated. Season to taste and set aside to cool.

  • 3.

    Stir breadcrumbs and crushed tomato in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, blend beef and pork with eggs, salt and pepper. Add tomato-soaked breadcrumbs to meat and stir in, then stir in cooled mushroom mixture.

  • 4.

    Spoon meatloaf filling into prepared tin and bake for about 40 minutes, until an internal temperature of 170 °F is reached and serve with your favourite condiments.


Alternatively, meatloaf recipe can be prepared in a 9-x-5-inch loaf pan and baked for about an hour.

Makes 8 mini meatloaves.

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