Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Crusty Beef Loaf

Serves: 4


1 cob loaf
1 ounce (30 g) butter
1 onion, chopped
1 pound (500 g) ground beef (mince)
2 tablespoons gravy powder
1 1/4 cups water
1 beef stock cube, crumbled
1/3 cup tomato ketchup (sauce)
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 cup grated tasty cheese
1 tomato, chopped


1. Cutting 1 inch (2.5 cm) in from the edge, cut a circle from base of cob loaf. Remove soft bread from inside, make into crumbs.
2. Melt butter in frying pan, add onion, cook until onion is soft, add beef, stir over heat until browned. Add gravy powder, water, stock cube and tomato ketchup, stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens; stir in parsley and reserved breadcrumbs.
3. Place cheese and tomato into bread case, top with meat mixture, replace round of bread. Wrap loaf in aluminum foil, place on baking tray, right side up, bake in moderate oven 35 minutes or until heated through. Serve hot or cold.

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