Healthy meatloaf

Remember when eating a plate of meatloaf meant munching on a heavy slab of meat that – depending on what
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Remember when eating a plate of meatloaf meant munching on a heavy slab of meat that – depending on what household you grew up in – was often either way too salty or way too bland? Well those days are over! Meatloaf has been given a makeover and the new version is packed full of veggies herbs for a wholesome and delicious meal. Use heart smart meat so you can a good dose of protein without the unhealthy fats.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

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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