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How To make American Meatloaf

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This traditional American recipe shows the diversity of minced (ground) beef. It is a delicious, hearty meal, which serves 5 people. It is a low cost meal for those on a budget and it is very quick and easy to make.
What you'll need: 
1 large onion, (finely chopped)
1lb lean minced (ground) beef
2 garlic cloves, (crushed)
1 rep pepper, (finely chopped)
1 cup of dry breadcrumbs
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp of the following spices: chilli powder, ground coriander and cajun seasoning.
1 tbsp of the following: worcestershire sauce, tomato puree, and mustard, (wholegrain or english)
1 tsp of salt, and black pepper
A handful of fresh parsley, (chopped finely)
Pre-heat the oven to Gas 5. Fully grease a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2in loaf tin.
Into a very large bowl, add the onion, pepper, garlic, and the cup of breadcrumbs. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
Next, add the spices and the chopped parsley, and the salt and black pepper.
Now, add all the liquid ingredients, worcestershire sauce,tomato puree, mustard, and the beaten eggs.
Mix well to incorpurate the spices and the seasoning.
Now, add the minced (ground) beef, fold into the spicy mixture with a wooden spoon. In order to get a tasty, full flavoured meatloaf you have to mix ingredients together, using your hands.
When all the ingredients are mixed together well, empty into a well greased loaf tin. Pat down the meatloaf, using a spoon, to smooth it over.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the meatloaf is firm to touch, and has shrunk away from the sides of the tin.
Let the meatloaf sit for 15 minutes, before emptying out onto a warm plate to slice.
Serve with creamy, mashed potato, green vegatables, and a slice of tomato.
Economical, tasty and very easy to make!
A good quality lean minced (ground) beef will add quality to the meatloaf
Serve with thick beef gravy.


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