Meatloaf is easy, tasty and economical. Serve with buttery jacket potatoes for a comfort food supper.


  • 750g/1lb 10oz lean minced beef

  • 175g/6oz pork sausage meat

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon sage leaves, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon mustard

  • 1 heaped tablespoon tomato purée

  • 110g/4oz fresh breadcrumbs

  • ½ tsp paprika

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation method

  1. Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas4.

  2. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly - it s best to use your hands here.

  3. Transfer the mix to a 900g/2lb loaf tin and pat down until level. Cover the top of the mixture with an oiled piece of greaseproof paper.

  4. Bake in the oven for 1 hour 30 minutes or until the meatloaf is cooked through. (Remove the paper 15 minutes before the end of cooking).

Less than 30 mins preparation time

1 to 2 hours cooking time

Serves 6-8

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