Mini meatloaves

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
An updated retro favourite that makes a cheap and easy family meal

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:1 hrs
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 575
  • fat 24g
  • saturates 10g
  • carbs 55g
  • sugars 11g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 37g
  • salt 1.08g


  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 175ml passata
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 500g lean beef or pork mince
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves
  • 2 plum tomatoes, halved, seeds scraped out
  • 1 tsp sugar


Delicious with chive mash
Peel and chop 4 large potatoes (Maris Pipers mash well) and boil for 15 mins in salted water until tender. Drain, return to the pan, then mash with 2 tbsp butter and 100ml milk. Season to taste, fold through a small bunch snipped chives and serve.


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and heat 1 tsp oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and carrot and soften for 10 mins. Scrape into a large bowl, then add the breadcrumbs, 5 tbsp of the passata, the Worcestershire sauce, egg, mince, half the thyme and some seasoning. Mix well.

  2. Brush 4 large ramekins or 6 muffin tins with the remaining oil. Press the mince mixture into them, then pour the remaining passata over the top. Top each with a tomato half, sprinkled with a pinch of sugar, salt and pepper and the remaining thyme. Bake for 50 mins until cooked through, then serve with Chive mash (recipe below).

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