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Italian meatloaf

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A recipe for using cheaper cuts of meat.


• 750g minced beef 

• 175g pork sausage meat (or skin some sausages)

• 2 eggs, beaten 

• 1 medium onion, finely chopped

• 1 clove garlic, crushed

• 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs

• 50g strong Cheddar, grated or 4 tablespoons hard Italian cheese (e.g. Parmesan)

• 1 heaped tablespoon tomato purée

• 2 tablespoons ground almonds (or breadcrumbs)

• ½ tsp chilli powder or paprika

• salt (about 1 teaspoon) and freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas 4.

2. Put everything in a big bowl, get your hands in and mix it thoroughly.

3. Put into a greased 2lb/900g loaf tin, cover with foil and bake for about 1.5 hours. 

4. Leave in the tin for ½ hour then turn out on to a plate. 

5. Eat hot or cold. 

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