RECIPES

Meatloaf and mashed potato

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Ingredients

For the meatloaf

For the mashed potato

To serve

Method

  1. For the meatloaf, place the egg and milk into a large bowl and mix together.

  2. Add the cubes of bread and leave to stand for 15 minutes.

  3. Mash the milk and egg-soaked bread with a fork.

  4. Add the mustard, thyme, nutmeg, basil, onion, celery and bacon lardons, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix well.

  5. Add the beef and pork mince and the Worcestershire sauce. Mix well to combine thoroughly.

  6. Cover with cling film and place into the fridge to chill (overnight if possible, but for at least two hours).

  7. Preheat the oven to 180C/360F/Gas 4.

  8. Transfer the meatloaf mixture into a 30cm x 11cm/12in x 4in loaf tin.

  9. Top with the streaky bacon slices to cover.

  10. Transfer to the oven and bake for 55 minutes, or until completely cooked through.

  11. Remove from the oven and leave the meatloaf to stand for 5-6 minutes before slicing.

  12. For the mashed potato, mash the freshly cooked potatoes. Place into a pan over a low heat and mix in the butter. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  13. To serve, slice the meat loaf. Place a slice onto each plate with a dollop of mashed potato alongside. Pour over some gravy and enjoy.