The Humble Meatloaf recipe revisited


When I was at secondary school I had my first cooking lessons in Home Economics, it was fantastic, a whole classroom had been kitted out into mini kitchens and we worked two to a kitchen. 

I am sure that all of my class would be able to make the basic recipes that we learnt in those afternoon lessons, one of the first recipes we were ever given was a meatloaf recipe and it dawned on me the other day what a great staple this is for the summer as meatloaf can be eaten hot or cold, with sauce and vegetables on a plate or it makes the perfect picnic snack cut up into bite size pieces.

meatloaf ingredients

I took a look at my 1980’s basic recipe of mince, onion, egg and breadcrumbs and I took it one step further to make it even more tasty. I’m really pleased with the outcome and can assure you it is still as simple as it always was and cooks in an hour in the oven.

meatloaf recipe

I’m sure you can adapt it too to include your favourite ingredients

I’m including this recipe in the Morrisons ‘Light Summer Family Meals’ category

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Disclosure: This post is an entry for the #MorrisonsMum Summer Recipe eBook Challenge sponsored by Morrisons, which has recently cut prices on over a thousand every day products. Find out more here price checker tool


  1. May 19, 2014 / 1:17 PM

    Do I have to add the Cumberland Sausage? I could make this slimming world friendly without that xx

    • May 19, 2014 / 1:20 PM

      Of course not Ojo, I added it because I had it and wanted a bit of flavour in there, omit completely and if you want to flavour it up a bit add some herbs and spices. I’d love to know how it works out

      • May 19, 2014 / 1:24 PM

        Thank you! Will give it a try and let you know. If I blog about it, I will link back to this too xx

  2. June 17, 2014 / 5:31 PM

    I love meatloaf and don’t make it often enough so will be going for this recipe and soon.
    My first Home Economics experience was making a Swiss Roll and it came out perfectly – have not made one as good since so a fluke clearly. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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