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Meatloaf With Barbecue Sauce

Meatloaf With Barbecue Sauce

Meatloaf With Barbecue Sauce


  • LOAF:
  • 500g (1lb) sausage mince
  • 5oog (1lb) minced steak
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 onions
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 30g (1oz) butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 180oC
  2. SAUCE:
  3. Combine all sauce ingredients in saucepan, bring slowly to boil (ensuring sugar is dissolved), reduce heat, simmer 5 minutes.
  5. Combine sausage mince, minced steak, breadcrumbs, peeled and finely-chopped onions, curry powder, salt, pepper, parsley and lightly beaten egg in bowl. Beat until mixture is well combined. Gradually add milk and water, continue beating until mixture is very smooth.
  6. Shape meat mixture into loaf, place in greased baking dish. Bake in moderate over 30 minutes. Remove from oven, carefully pour off any surplus fat. Pour sauce over meatloaf, return to oven, bake for further 45 minutes, basting frequently with sauce. Serve hot with vegetables or cold with salad.

This recipe is from an early 1980s Women’s Weekly collection, but is still a family favourite.

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