In Food on Thursday 23rd Aug, 2018

Family-favourite healthy meatloaf

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A delicious new version of the old, boring meatloaf!

This update on an old family favourite is packed full of veggies and herbs to make for a wholesome and delicious meal that’s full of vibrant flavours. Look out for extra lean meat when you shop for your ingredients so you can make sure you’re having a good dose of protein without all of the unhealthy fats too. With classic ingredients including Worcestershire and tomato sauces, it’ll taste just like you remember!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled, grated
  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • 500g heart smart beef mince
  • 300g heart smart pork and veal mince
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Grease a 9cm-deep, 9cm x 19cm (base) loaf pan. Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion has softened. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
  2. Place onion and garlic, zucchini, carrot, parsley, breadcrumbs, minces, egg, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 cup tomato sauce in a bowl. Mix to combine. Spoon into pan. Level top with a spoon.
  3. Spread barbecue sauce over top of mince. Bake for 1 hour or until meatloaf is browned and comes away from sides of pan. Drain juices from pan. Set aside for 5 minutes. Serve with mash potato, green beans and gravy.

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