Originally posted on our Facebook page 21st November 2013.
Vera, a liker of my fb page, asked if I could try converting her favourite meatloaf recipe to the Thermomix. Well I tried but I wasn’t successful in cooking the whole thing in the tmx.
I should add, you could cook this in the tmx but you wont have the nice BBQ sauce absorbing into the meat or a nice thick sauce happening on top of the meatloaf. The temperature just isn’t high enough and the steam creates too much moisture.
This is a weekend recipe. It takes some time to cook and baste but its worth it. I am not much of a red meat eater (as you can probably tell from my dinner photo album) but this was very nice. The meat was very tender. My favourite was the top of the meatloaf with the yummy sauce. I really enjoyed just taking my time with this one. I rarely get the chance.
Here is Veras Meatloaf with BBQ sauce.
- 500g sausage mince
- 500g minced beef
- 100g fresh breadcrumbs
- 2 onions, peeled and quartered
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 6 sprigs of parsley
- 1 egg
- 125g milk
- 125g cup water
- 250g water
- 290g tomato sauce
- 85g worcestershire sauce
- 100g brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 60g lemon juice
- 85g brown vinegar
- Place onions and parsley into bowl.
- Blitz on speed 8 for 5 secs. Scrape down.
- Add curry powder and egg.
- Blitz on speed 6 for 5 secs.
- Add breadcrumbs, meats, salt and pepper.
- Blitz on speed 6 for 30 secs using the spatula to combine everything. Blitz for longer if needed.
- Combine milk and water and slowly drizzle in through the hole whilst on speed 6. Continue mixing until mixture is smooth and glossy.
- I placed my meat mix into a loaf tin and onto a baking dish however Vera shapes the meat into loaf shape and places in greased baking dish.
- Bake at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, wash the bowl and and place all of the sauce ingredients in to it. Cook on steaming temperature, speed 3 for 5 minutes. Reduce temp to 80 degrees and cook for another 5 minutes, speed 3. This will be a runny sauce.
- Remove meatloaf from oven after the initial 30 minutes and carefully drain off excess fat.
- Pour 1/4 of the sauce over loaf, return to oven and bake further 45-60minutes or until cooked through. I basted the meatloaf with the sauce every 10 minutes or so.
- Serve with veggies or salad.