Meatloaf recipe

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This classic meatloaf recipe is ideal for a pre-prepared or on the spot weekday evening dinner, since it can be made in minutes.  The only things to dice are the optional onion and grated ginger.

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 55 Minutes
  • Total Time: 65 Minutes


  • 1 lb (500 g) lean minced beef
  • 1 cup (240 ml) dried bread crumbs
  • 1 medium chopped mild onion (optional)
  • 25 mm (1”) stub of peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • ½ cup (120 ml) milk
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 tsp dried parsley leaves
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • tsp of salt
How to Make It
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
  2. Add the minced beef to a large bowl.
  3. Add dried bread crumbs and some of the optional chopped onion and mix.
  4. Now add milk and an egg and mix thoroughly, Next, introduce the dried parsley, dried ginger and salt and pepper.
  5. Mix it together thoroughly by hand.
  6. Pour the meat mixture into a loaf tin lined with baking paper. Firm the meat down to form a level layer.
  7. Bake uncovered for 55 minutes.
  8. Let the meatloaf rest for about10 minutes before serving (as it may break up).

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