Better-for-you traditional meatloaf

Dec 18, 2019
This delicious classic dish will have everyone asking you for the recipe! Source: Getty.

This is a new and fresh twist on a classic dish that the whole family will love! With an ingredients list that is full to the brim of tasty flavours, you won’t be able to get enough of this mouthwatering meatloaf.

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.


  • 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 200C/180C 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 fr

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