Who doesn’t love a good, home made meatloaf? I know I do. Sometimes it gets dull and uneventful though. So, I thought I’d try to bring the good old meatloaf back to life with a few unexpected twists J
Here’s how I did it.
You’ll need 500g of minced meat (mix of beef and pork)
1 large onion- finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic – minced
handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
150g of couscous
about 100mls of cream
100mls of milk
spices as ground cumin, ground corriander, paprika ,chili, pepper, salt (teaspoon of each or to taste) make it as hot as mild as you like.
all you need to do is combine all of the ingredients and work them well with your hand.
I always use a cake tin to bake a meatloaf, just cause I like the shape it gives it, also it makes sure for an even carmelization on the edges. I line the cake tin with tin foil, and put the meat mixture in, pressing it into all of the corners.
I baked it for 1 hr 15 min, but it might take a little longer depending on your oven, so up to 1hr 30 min might be needed. I baked it in 180 C.
After I see it’s ready I take it out of the oven and let it sit in the tin for about 10 min, then take it out, remove the tin foil and let it cool before slicing, otherwise it might fall apart.
You can slice it in thick slices as I did, and serve it for dinner, with some mashed potatoes or couscous salade, if you wish, it’ll go very well with those, but if you let it cool and firm up over night, it makes for an amazing home-made sandwich meat. The couscous firms up and it’s very easy to cut in thin slices. Even when it’s cold, it’s very aromatic, you can smell the onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, chillies and corriander. It’s delicious. I really recommend you try it, it takes 10 min to prepare and the rest of the work is done by the oven. 😉
Try it! It’s dead easy and very, very tasty 😉 here’s how it looked: ( the yellow look in the picture with the flash turned on is given by the couscous, don’t be alarmed! 😉 )
Also- this amount of ingredients will make for a big meatloaf, like mine. It’ll easily feed 4-5 people. enjoy!