Tuesday, 15 January 2013
"Ughhhhhh," said the 6yo. "It looks like sick." Now readers, tell me! Tell me, does that look like sick to you? The 4yo said: "But I thought you meant meat... in a loaf." They refused to eat it and so had hummus and breadsticks again, whilst my husband LOVED it. I mean really loved it. I think it was the meat in the title that did it. Men will eat anything with meat in the title (unless they're vegetarian, of course).
The picture doesn't do my meatloaf justice. It came out of its loaf tin looking like a loaf. It was savoury. It was more-ish. It was GODDAMN delicious. My children know nothing. Some days they come home from school saying they prefer school dinners to my cooking. I mean. Pests.
This meatloaf is made with pork mince, but you could use beef or lamb and then mix up your seasonings. I used sultanas, pine nuts and sage. But had I used lamb I would have used pistachio, chopped olives and chopped rosemary. Do you see where I am going with this?
I served mine with cauliflower cheese, just because I love it.
So see what side of the fence you fall on. Meatloaf's or my children. That is a threat by the way. Just to be clear.
Meatloaf: serves 6
Prep: 10m Cook: 40m
500g lean minced pork
One chopped onion/or equivalent amount of ready cooked Easy Onions or ready chopped sofrito
Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp dried sage
1 beaten egg
1 1/2lb loaf tin
Grease the loaf tin. In a large mixing bowl mix the mince, chopped onion, pinenuts, raisins, breadcrumbs, sage with the beaten egg. Season. Put in loaf tin and level off. Cook at 180c for 40m. Serve with cauliflower cheese.
Posted by Lucymmcdonald@gmail.com at 12:37