If you are looking for a dish that feeds a huge family, this is it! The meatloaf is large and filling and served with a steamer tray full of veggies really makes the meal go further.
500g mince of choice
1 onion, peeled and quartered
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 carrot, roughly chopped
1 zucchini, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons of tomato paste
1 tablespoon of veggie stock concentrate
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, pus a little extra
A few sprigs of parsley
3 pieces of bread, ripped up into small pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
1kg potatoes, cubed
Salt and pepper, to taste
50g grated cheese of choice
Veggies of choice to steam such as carrot, broccoli, pumpkin, cauliflower, corn, asparagus etc
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Pace onion, garlic, herbs and veggies into bowl.
Blitz on speed 7 for a few seconds. You still want some consistency and texture to the mix. If it appears too wet from the zucchini, drain some liquid.
Add remaining ingredients.
Blitz on speed 6 until well combined.
Place meat into a large baking dish, shaping into a log shape. Leave room around the meatloaf. Tip: Pat the meat down well so it is nice and smooth. Ensure it is compacted nicely. This will help ensure the meatloaf slices nicely to serve.
Splash a little extra Worcestershire sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
Bake for 40 minutes.
Whilst that is baking away prepare your veggies.
Place potato cubes into the steaming basket inside the bowl. Top with 1 litre of water.
Into your steaming attachment trays, layer veggies of choice. The steaming time varies from vegetable to vegetable. Place the hardest vegetables in. You can add other veggies in later.
Cook at 100 degrees, speed 3 for 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through.
Remove veggies and leave in your steaming attachment to keep warm.
Place potatoes into a large bowl with butter and season well. Mash using a potato masher. Mashing these in your tmx bowl will result in a puree and wont sit on the meatloaf well.
Once mashed, remove meatloaf from the oven and place mash on top of it with a large spoon. Be careful not to burn yourself. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
You can choose to steam your vegetables now instead of earlier if preferred.You can always make some pumpkin or sweet potato mash to serve alongside this too if desired.
Those with a Thermomix will know their steaming attachment as a Varoma. Other machines will know it as the steamer.