Family Meatloaf

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  • 4 pork sausages (as rustic as possible)
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 1/4 cup very finely sliced celery
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 6 button mushrooms, grated
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 cup rolled oats (or breadcrumbs)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices streaky bacon, rind removed


Preheat the oven 160 C.

Squeeze the sausage meat from their casings into a large bowl. Add the mince, onion, carrot, celery, mushrooms, parsley, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, egg, oats, salt and pepper.
Combine the mixture with your hands until well mixed.

Lie bacon across the base and up the sides of a 25cm loaf tin, allowing the excess to drape over the tin.  Pile the meat mixture into the tin and firmly press into shape.  Bring the bacon back up over the top of the meat..
Bake for 1 – 1 1/4 hours until the loaf is well cooked.

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3 thoughts on “Family Meatloaf

  1. I made the meatloaf the night before and we ate it cold next evening. It was lovely and I will be making it often. I had 6 pork (not very rustic) pork sausages on hand so I decided to use them all and it made a less chunky texture (than in the picture) but non-the-less was delicious served in cold slices on a hot and muggy evening with a dollop of chutney. A great family meatloaf! Only the two of us, but my husband is very happy to eat this 2 or 3 nights in a row, plus on sandwiches for lunch!! Thank you for the recipe Helen.