For a meaty treat the whole family can share and enjoy together, this Slimming World recipe is perfect! Serve your meatloaf with a tangy tomato and chilli jam for a lovely summery flavour.
Ingredients For the jam:
500g ripe tomatoes
4 garlic cloves, peeled
4 red chillies, deseeded (optional)
2cm cube of root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
6-8 tbsp sweetener
50ml balsamic vinegar
Ingredients For the meatloaf:
Low-calorie cooking spray
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
1 carrot, peeled and coarsely grated
1 celery stick, finely chopped
100g rindless lean bacon, all visible fat removed, chopped
400g extra lean minced beef
500g lean pork steaks, all visible fat removed, roughly chopped
1 level tsp Dijon mustard
4 large gherkins, roughly chopped
1 egg, beaten
2tsp chopped thyme
4tbsp chopped parsley
a pinch of grated nutmeg
salt and freshly ground black pepper
First make the jam. Dice half of the tomatoes. Place the remaining whole tomatoes in a food processor along with the garlic, red chillies and ginger and blend until roughly puréed.
Pour the mixture into a deep heavy-based pan together with the sweetener and vinegar. Bring to the boil and stir slowly. Once the mixture has reached boiling point, reduce the heat to a simmer and add the remaining diced tomatoes and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring from time to time to prevent the jam sticking.
Spoon the mixture into a warmed sterilised jar, seal while still warm and set aside to cool.
To make the meatloaf, preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
Spray a large non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Cook the onion, garlic, carrot and celery for 8-10 minutes, stirring often, until softened. Place in a fine sieve and press out any juices with the back of a spoon. Transfer to a mixing bowl and set aside.
Sauté the bacon in the same pan over a medium heat, for 4-5 minutes or until crispy then add to the onion mixture.
Add the minced beef, pork steaks, mustard, gherkins, egg, chopped herbs and nutmeg. Season, place in a blender and process until fairly smooth. Put in a 900g non-stick loaf tin and bake for 1-1¼ hours, or until firm. Drain away any juices from the tin. Leave the meatloaf in the tin for 1 hour then turn out onto a board. (The meatloaf can be covered and refrigerated at this stage.)
Sprinkle the meatloaf with chopped parsley, cut into thick slices and serve with the tomato and chilli jam.
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