Recipe For Meatloaf

Last month for The Secret Recipe Club, my blog assignment was *jam hands*, and Ali (plus the post) made me feel so much better about being a part of this group.  This month I have been assigned Crumbs and Chaos. These four sisters feed 10 children and one of the things I love about this blog is their seasonal inspiration link up. For those of you who read my blog you will know that regional and seasonal means a lot to me. In a challenge to cook something from a new blog, I decided I would also cook something I have never tried before. So, I chose meatloaf. This is a BIG challenge for me, as I do not even know what some of the ingredients are.

My first challenge was to decide what seasoning I would use instead of Lawry’s Seasoning which is a product not available in South Africa. I chose the NoMU Spanish Rub which has a great blend of paprika, chilli, oreganum, cumin, basil and saffron. I am sure for the hot sauce I could have used any one of Dave’s collection of chilli sauces, but I chose Tabasco instead as I used this in my barbecue sauce. I had to make my own as any shop bought equivalent would contain sucrose. I chose not to bake this in a bread pan but instead made individual portions in my cocottes. The lovely colour on top is from the barbecue sauce I made.

Meatloaf
Meatloaf

Meatloaf
 
Ingredients
  • 15mls olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 250g ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 60mls breadcrumbs – I made fresh
  • 10mls NoMU Spanish rub
  • 1 drop Tabasco sauce
  • 30mls tomato ketchup
  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Barbecue sauce for glazing
Method
  1. preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. heat the olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion and pepper until soft
  3. set aside and allow to cool completely
  4. add this to the beef, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, rub, Tabasco, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce
  5. mix together thoroughly
  6. place into ovenproof ramekins for individual portions
  7. bake for 1 hour
  8. after 30 minutes, take out of the oven and brush a layer of the barbecue sauce on the top
  9. leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving – either in the ramekin or tipped out, to suit you
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adapted from crumbs and chaos

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64 thoughts on “Recipe For Meatloaf

  1. oo, that looks so good, love the bbq sauce smothered on top! delish. Also like the smaller portions, as meatloaf in a “loaf” form scares me too sometimes! 🙂 Also, glad to hear you are trying some new dishes for the SRC! It’s more fun that way not to mention challenging.

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    1. I love the idea of the individual portions – the loaf concept scared me a bit too 🙂

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  2. This looks lovely, Tandy and soooooo cute in the individual settings!

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    1. thank you 🙂

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  3. Hi Tandy, I read your post about some people talking about you behind your back. I have learnt that in life you can only cause another person pain to make yourself feel better in your miserable life. Ignore them and keep blogging. We enjoy your posts.

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    1. thanks Sparkle! I am not going to let these people get to me – they clearly have no life 🙂

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  4. Yum! Looks great! Fun to participate in SRC with you!

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    1. thanks Amy – I love SRC 🙂

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  5. You did a great job adjusting for ingredients you couldn’t find. Those meat loaves look delicious!

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    1. thank you so much Kristen 🙂

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  6. Gorgeous in the individual crocks.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group “A” SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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    1. thanks Lisa, and thanks for the visit – I will pop into your blog later today 🙂

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  7. Great idea making them small like that. I make meatloaf “muffins” pretty often. Built-in portion control!

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    1. and at least each person feels special with their own portion 🙂

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  8. Yum meatloaf. I love the individual servings. Seems much more special when presented like that.

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    1. it certainly does elevate the dish somewhat! Thanks for the visit 🙂

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  9. Mhmm, meatloaf. The color on yours is amazing, and I love the individual portions!

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    1. thank you Melanie 🙂

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  10. What a lovely presentation in these small casseroles 🙂

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    1. thanks Vanessa 🙂

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  11. I so enjoyed the time I spent on your blog and my husband enjoyed the chicken even more!! Love your take on this meatloaf recipe. They look beautiful in the crocks!

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    1. thank you so much Julie! Have a super day 🙂

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  12. Looks gorgeous and I love the individual dishes…glad all is going well for you in the SRC!

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    1. Thanks Tanya – have a super day 🙂

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  13. I’ve never made meatloaf, but I really like the idea of popping it in the individual dishes. Lovely.

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    1. it certainly jazzed up the meatloaf 🙂

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  14. I love that you made something NEW to you! And WOW, all the way from Africa…… I didn’t realize (or forgot) you were that far away! I use to make meatloaf alot, but my kids don’t want it anymore! I am so glad you enjoyed it!

    Thanks for being a part of my SRC group… stop by and see my Frozen Breakfast Burritos.

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/10/frozen-breakfast-burritos-secret-recipe.html

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    1. Thanks for being such a great host – I am going to pop over to read your post – have a super day 🙂

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  15. I don’t make meatloaf, only because I live alone and have to be able to freeze, or make a soup or stew out of leftovers. But I could make them in containers, as you have shown, and freeze for later cooking, right? I am interested in just how you make your own tabasco!

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    1. hi, I am sure freezing these in individual portions would be a great success! I only made the BBQ sauce, not the Tabasco 🙂

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  16. Tandy, your meatloaf looks great, love the individual size…
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

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    1. thank you so much Juliana! Have a great week as well 🙂

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  17. We love meatloaf, but I don’t think I’ve ever made it in individual portions like this… very cute.

    Great SRC pick! Hope you’ll stop by and see my Mocha Snow Caps.

    🙂
    ButterYum

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    1. thanks for the visit ButterYum! I am off to take a look at your Mocha Snow Caps 🙂

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  18. LOVE the individual servings, this make meatloaf look much more appealing! May have to give this a shot since I’m not a fan of meatloaf due the the “loaf” factor 🙂 Thanks

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    1. the loaf factor also worried me a bit, but this looked pretty and tasted great!

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  19. Hi Tandy,
    This is a great meatloaf, it makes me hungry. Thanks for sharing and it is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen
    Southwest Corn and Potato Soup

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    1. thanks so much for popping in 🙂

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  20. I love meatloaf and these look delicious!! gloria

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    1. thank you Gloria 🙂

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  21. This looks great. Katherine is not big on meatloaf, but I am. We were watching Lydia B. on a cooking show the other day cram ricotta into hers and I think Katherine would make an exception for that and this.

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    1. Dave was not keen on the idea of this dish – but he loved it! I think the ricotta would be great – Lydia is very clever 🙂

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    2. Great idea, I love ricotta!

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      1. I am really going to have to do it with the ricotta!

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  22. Love how your meatloaf turned out! I love being part of SRC!

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    1. thanks Vivian – I am loving this group 🙂

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  23. That is a great meatloaf , and i love the individual dishes, the thing with meatloaf that i love the most is the crunchy overdone bit on top! Love it! c

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    1. glad you like my overdone bits! And with individual dishes there is no sharing – and no seconds 🙂

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  24. Looks great! Love the individual serving dishes!

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    1. thanks Rachel 🙂

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  25. Tandy, thank you for the lovely intro! I’m so glad you tried something new and enjoyed it. Those ramekins are gorgeous! It was a great idea to make each person their own meatloaf. Great choice for SRC!

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    1. thanks so much Becca – it was a great recipe 🙂

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  26. I have never made a meatloaf before! I love that you made them in individual servings, they looks very tasty.
    Have a great week Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. this was a dish I never wanted to make but felt obliged to – and I am so glad I did as it was very tasty 🙂

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  27. I love meatloaf and this looks delicious!!!

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    1. thanks Trisha 🙂

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  28. Nice recipe Tandy! I’ve never try meatloaf before and this sound like the perfect recipe to start with. Thanks!

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    1. this was also a first for me – and something I might even do again 🙂

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  29. I’m so glad you are enjoying the group!! The meatloaf looks delicious. My mom used to put barbecue sauce (and sometimes cheese) on top of her meatloaf and it was great that way. I’m a big fan of the bbq! 🙂

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    1. I think some cheese on top would have been perfect, thanks for that idea 🙂

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  30. I think it’s a genius idea to put meatloaf in ramekins and that rub sounds amazing. I really do think I will try this when our temps cool off.

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    1. I like to cook individual portions for us – that way we don’t have to share 🙂

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  31. Mmm, looooove meatloaf and that looks awesome! I love the individual servings!

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    1. thanks so much Amanda 🙂

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