( SERVES 6 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
Meatloaf is an old favourite for picnics. It's a great way to turn humble mince into something very tasty. Everyone has their own twist on it and this recipe has been passed down from our grandparents. I top it with my homemade onion marmalade before cooking, which adds a little sweetness. Of course, you can buy the onion marmalade or add a number of other flavours: nuts, spinach, herbs from the garden, or you can wrap the meatloaf in bacon. The list goes on. Serve a generous slab between two slices of fresh bread with a spoonful of chutney, or serve a slice with creamy mashed potato and salad.
- Preheat an oven to 180C.
- Line a 1-litre loaf tin with baking paper.
- In a large bowl place the mince, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, herbs, mustard, egg, tomato paste and Worcester sauce. Combine well and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Place half the mixture into the loaf tin, add a layer of sliced mushroom and top with the remaining mince.
- Spread the onion marmalade on top of the mix.
- Place in the oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean and the juices run clear.