Succulent Meatloaf with Delicious Barbecue Sauce

Meatloaf

This is another one of those recipes that I have clung onto for many years! This one is from one of my cooking gurus. Before trying this recipe I was never interested in trying meatloaf  because of the way it has been portrayed in movies. It seemed that it was always a dry, tasteless lump of meat that always went hand in hand with very upset family members! Well this recipe definitely changed my perspective! This meatloaf  is full of incredible flavour, and your senses  will go crazy when the aromas start to fill your home! Because it is cooked with this thick, rich sauce, the meatloaf comes out beautifully moistened and bursting with flavour! Leftovers are amazing the next day on freshly buttered rolls. Enjoy! 🙂

500g pork mince (you can squeeze the meat out of pork sausages)

500g lean minced meat

500ml (2 cups) white bread crumbs

2 onions – finely chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped (optional)

1 clove garlic

1 big chilli (optional) – chopped

10ml curry powder

Salt and pepper to taste

15ml chopped parsley

1 egg

For the Sauce:

250 ml chutney

250 ml tomato sauce

100 ml apricot jam

60 ml Worcestershire sauce

60 ml vinegar

60 ml brown sugar

20 ml instant coffee powder

– Preheat oven to 180.

– Mix loaf ingredients very well and fill a foil lined loaf tin with the meat mixture.

– Bring all the sauce ingredients to the boil in a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour over the meat loaf. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.

– Transfer to a warm serving platter.

– Thicken gravy with a little flour.

– Check seasoning and pour over the loaf or offer separately.

– Serve with basmati rice and some garden veggies.

Serves 6

Recipe by Carol Elliott

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