Moist mushroomy meatloaf, wrapped in crispy ham and coupled with creamy mashed potato topped off with rosemary gravy. I promise this will be become a family favourite.
500gms extra lean beef mince
100gms lean ham, sliced into longish strips
2 cups brown mushrooms, finely sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1-2 tsp Tabasco or hot sauce (optional)
1/4 cup beef stock
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tbsp flour
Salt & pepper
Olive oil spray
3 large mashing potatoes or go half and half with potatoes and sweet potatoes or potatoes and pumpkin
1/2 clove garlic, minced
1/4-1/2 cup warm low fat milk
2 tsp margarine or butter
Salt & pepper
1 tbsp chopped spring onion (optional but really good)
Heat oven to 180°c. Lightly spray a loaf tin with oil and line with slices of ham (so that they can be folded back over the meat loaf). Sauté mushrooms, onion, celery and garlic using a little oil spray until soft. Add mushroom mixture to a bowl with mince, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco (if using), stock, herbs and flour. Mix well and transfer to loaf tin. Fold over ham. Bake in oven for 45 mins until cooked through. Rest for a couple of minutes.
You will notice that there are gorgeous juices in your meatloaf tin. Use these as gravy as it tastes just so gorgeous.
For mash: peel and cube potatoes and place in a saucepan of water. Bring to the boil and cook for 8 minutes or so until cooked through. Drain and mash until smooth. Add garlic, warm milk, marg/butter, salt & pepper and spring onion. Mix thoroughly and serve with meatloaf along with your favourite green vegetable or salad.
Why it's good for you
Extra lean mince makes for a low fat meatloaf with lots of added flavour in the Worcestershire, herbs and stock. Prosciutto is usually used in these types of dishes, but lean ham is just as good. A lot of good mash is made with double cream and lashings of butter, but you really don’t need it. Tasty low fat mashed potato and meatloaf, who would have thought...
1557kj (372cal); 11.7g total fat (5.2g saturated fat)
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