Classic Baked Meatloaf

  1.  Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/390°F.
  2.  Heat a splash of olive oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the onions and carrots until the onions are soft and translucent.
  3.  Stir in the garlic and thyme leaves and cook for an additional minute.
  4.  In a large bowl, combine the minced beef with the onion mixture, breadcrumbs, milk, tomato paste, worcestershire sauce and eggs and generously season with salt and pepper.
  5.  Shape the mince into a large loaf and place in the centre of a casserole dish or deep baking tray.
  6.  Mix the tinned tomatoes and beef stock together and pour over the top of the meatloaf.
  7.  Bake in the pre-heated oven for 45 minutes or until the meatloaf is dark golden in colour and cooked through and the tomato sauce is reduced.
  8.  Sprinkle over parmesan cheese and rosemary leaves to serve and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


  • 1kg minced beef
  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin half slices
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp thyme leaves
  • 3/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 400g tinned diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • Parmesan cheese, grated, for serving
  • Rosemary leaves, for serving (optional)
General Info
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 45 min
Ready In: 55 min
Servings: 2 - 4 people
Tips & Tricks

Prepare this meal ahead of time and reheat to serve.