smokin’ mango meat loaf

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ingredients
3 tablespoons oil
1 onion, chopped
1 large carrot, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
½ green capsicum, finely chopped
½ red capsicum, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
½ cup milk
1kg lean beef or chicken mince
250ml BBCC SMOKIN’ MANGO CHILLI SAUCE
½ cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
salt
pepper
minced fresh chillies (optional)
Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat and sauté onion, carrot, celery, capsicum and garlic together. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and set aside. Combine eggs with breadcrumbs and milk and allow to sit until bread is softened. In a large bowl, place beef or chicken mince, cooked vegetables, egg mixture, ½ cup chilli sauce, parsley, salt, pepper and chillies. Knead mixture lightly. Place in an oiled baking dish and pat into a loaf shape. Spread the top with remaining chilli sauce. Bake at 180°C for 35-40 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle. Slice and serve.
serves 8
advance preparation: Meat loaf can be made several hours in advance and refrigerated before baking.
variations: 500g beef or pork sausage can be substituted for half of the beef mince. For a Mexican flavoured version, substitute 250g SALSA PICANTE (Mild or Medium) for chilli sauce. Use fresh coriander for parsley and add 1 cup cubed tasty cheese to mixture.
serving idea: Mashed potatoes are the perfect accompaniment.
cooking instructions
Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat and sauté onion, carrot, celery, capsicum and garlic together. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and set aside. Combine eggs with breadcrumbs and milk and allow to sit until bread is softened. In a large bowl, place beef or chicken mince, cooked vegetables, egg mixture, ½ cup chilli sauce, parsley, salt, pepper and chillies. Knead mixture lightly. Place in an oiled baking dish and pat into a loaf shape. Spread the top with remaining chilli sauce. Bake at 180°C for 35-40 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle. Slice and serve.
makes
serves 8
advance preparation
Meat loaf can be made several hours in advance and refrigerated before baking.
variations
500g beef or pork sausage can be substituted for half of the beef mince. For a Mexican flavoured version, substitute 250g SALSA PICANTE (Mild or Medium) for chilli sauce. Use fresh coriander for parsley and add 1 cup cubed tasty cheese to mixture.
serving idea
Mashed potatoes are the perfect accompaniment.

This meat loaf offers a lot more pizzazz than what we were served growing up but still has all the appeal of mum’s home cooking.