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Mini meat loaves with carrot mash & Onion Gravy

March 27

These mini meat loaves go down really well with kids. If you’re stuck for breadcrumbs, smash up some cream crackers and they’re a perfect substitute.


  • serves Serves 6
  • time 90 mins


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 175°C/ 347°F/ Gas Mark 4. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat, add the onions and oregano and season with a good pinch of salt and black pepper and cook gently, stirring every now and then for 10 minutes or until the onions are soft. Take half of the onion and put aside.
  2. 2. Put the minced beef with the Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, breadcrumbs, oregano, egg, a tablespoon of ketchup and the softened onions into a large bowl and, using your hands, mix until everything is combined.
  3. 3. Divide the mixture into equal-sized loaf-shaped patties and place on a baking sheet. Spoon the remaining ketchup over the top of each meat loaf and cook in the oven for 35–40 minutes or until they are cooked all the way through.
  4. 4. To make the gravy, reheat the remaining onions in the pan, add the red wine, chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Then to thicken the sauce, take a spoonful of the gravy and mix in a glass with the flour then pour back into the pan and mix well. Let it simmer for a few minutes and season with salt and pepper if needed.

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For the meat loaves:

1 tbsp olive oil

3 large onions, peeled and finely chopped

1 tsp dried oregano

Sea salt and freshly ground Black pepper

1kg beef mince

1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1 tsp tabasco sauce

75g fresh white breadcrumbs

1 large egg, beaten

300ml tomato ketchup (about 18 tbsp)

For the gravy:

75ml red wine

150ml chicken stock

1tsp plain flour

You'll Need

Frying pan

Large bowl

Baking sheet

Glass/small mixing bowl