Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Meatloaf in Tomato Sauce

Today was chore day.. I had so much to do, and didn't have too much time to be spending standing by the cooker waiting for things to be ready. 

An oven meal is what I needed, so instead of making the stuffed peppers as I had planned with my mince - I decided I needed some meatloaf.   Easy, tasty and wholesome - just what  I needed after a manic day.  Sitting down to this meal, was my ultimate kit kat moment.. Except mine was all about the meat.. loaf.

Meatloaf has a soft spot in my heart.. The singer the food the word it just makes me happy.. There you go a little geeky secret about me.. Might want to have kept that one to myself :) 

Calories: 79  •  Slimming World: FREE on Extra Easy Plan 

 Weight Watchers Pro Points: 3PP • WeightWatchers Filling & Healthy Values: Free

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Serves 4

You will Need: 

400g  Extra Lean Beef Mince
1 Banana Shallot Diced Finely (small onion will also work)
2 Cloves Garlic Diced Finely
1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
Bunch of Flat Leaf Parsley Chopped
Salt & Pepper for Seasoning
1 Tbsp Tomato Passata

For the Sauce

1 Banana Shallot diced finely (small onion will also work)
Clove of Garlic Chopped
1/2 Jar Tomato Passata
1/4 Tsp Dried Oregano
Frylight/Calorie Controlled Oil Spray


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees

Break up the mince into a bowl and add the shallot, garlic and Worcestershire Sauce, stir. 

Season with S&P and add the parsley

Get your hands into the bowl and make the mixture into a ball 

Place the ball onto the centre of the tray and form into a loaf shape - you can use a tin but I like to do it freeform, so that it gets a bit of a crisp edge

Spoon the passata on the top of the meatloaf and spread over - if you have a pastry brush this is perfect to use - this is our baste that will keep it nice and succulent and give flavour

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes (I like mine a little juicy in the middle, so that it doesnt dry out during reheating - leave in for a bit longer if you like a more well done loaf) 

For the sauce

Soften the onion and garlic in a pan sprayed with oil

Pour in the passata and simmer for a couple of minutes

Add in the oregano and leave to simmer on a low heat for 5 minutes

Spoon onto the plate and top with two thick succulent slices of meatloaf! 


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