Meatloaf on a rainy, windy day
All the rain and cold weather lately makes me want comfort food. I was thinking about what I wanted to eat and what I had time to make and meatloaf came up a clear winner. It is easy to make and cooks itself in the oven whilst I could finish up work, perfect.
Feta cheese and veg filled meatloaf
preparation time 10 minutes
cooking time 40 minutes
oven 180C or 350F for 25 minutes and 225C or 440F for 15 minutes
serves 4 people
- 250 gr or 9 oz mince pork
- 250 gr or 9 oz mince beef
- 1 slice day old bread
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 carrot
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 onion
- 1 red chilli
- 1 piece or 4 small chorizo sausages
- 1/2 pack of feta cheese
- 4 slices of Camembert
- 4 rashes of bacon
- 1/2 tbsp barbecue spice
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- salt & pepper
Cut of the crust of the bread and cube it fine. Place in a bowl and soak it in the milk until the milk is absorbed. Add the mince meat and the egg and mix well but don’t overwork it. I always find it quickest to work with a clean hand.
Chop the carrot, celery, onion and chilli fine.
Cut the chorizo fine, I had just 4 little ones left over, I had bought a whole pack for Christmas.
Mix everything together with the spices and the feta cheese without the Camembert. Oil an ovenproof dish and shape half the meatloaf. Place the slices of the Camembert in the middle and shape the top half with the remaining meat.
Cover with bacon and bake in the oven, raise the temperature after 25 minutes to make the bacon crispy.
I did a small salad from 1/2 avocado, lettuce, tomato and spring onion to got with it. I did a dressing from soy sauce, mirin, rice wine vinegar and olive oil.
I also did a mash, cranberry sauce and a mustard gravy and it was a very satisfying and comforting meal.
It wasn’t too healthy but there was a lot of vegetables in the meatloaf as well and I only ate a controlled portion so it wasn’t too bad. There were only two of us eating it and it was enough for four so there is plenty left for dinner tomorrow as well. Let’s hope the weather will ease a little, somehow it feels like we only had very short glimpses of the sun and way too much rain!