Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Meatloaf with Spicy Barbecue Sauce

This lean ground beef meatloaf cooks in its own luscious dark, piquant sauce. Recipe serves 4.


1 pound (500 g) ground lean beef (mince)
3 slices of wholemeal bread, crumbed
1 onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 egg
1/2 cup skim or low-fat milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup tomato ketchup (sauce)
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon instant coffee
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon cornflour (cornstarch)
1 tablespoon water


1. Combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, curry powder, parsley and egg.
2. Stir until mixture is well combined.
3. Add milk and continue stirring until mixture is smooth.
4. Shape meat mixture into a loaf and place in baking dish.
5. Bake in preheated oven (350 degrees F/180 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or microwave, covered, on Medium for 20 minutes.
6. Remove from oven or microwave and drain off any fat.
7. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients, except the cornflour and 1 tablespoon of water, bringing slowly to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
8. Pour sauce over meat and return to oven or microwave.
9. Bake for a further 20-30 minutes, basting frequently with sauce.
10. Mix cornflour and water to a smooth paste. Remove meatloaf to a serving plate and slice.
11. Add cornflour mixture to the sauce in the baking dish and bring back to the boil, stirring constantly until thickened.
12. Pour thickened sauce over the meatloaf. Serve hot with vegetables or cold with salad.

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