With all the amazing recipes out there, why is it that nanna’s always seem to have the best classics. Take my Nan for example, there are a heap of classic recipes that no matter what i do, they never taste as good as hers. So one Sunday afternoon visiting her in Geelong i asked her to write out her meat loaf recipe and translate it from shorthand written by her mother into something i could use. Here is the recipe that nan wrote out for me with one addition (hard boiled eggs).
500gm sausage mince
500gm mince beef
1 tbsp tomato sauce
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Pepper to taste
2 tsp curry powder
2 tsp mustard powder
½ cup bread crumbs
1 carrot, apple, onion, celery stick grated.
4 softboiled eggs (peeled)
1. Mix all ingredients except the hard boiled eggs together and bind well.
2. Place half the mixture in a well greased loaf tin.
3. Add the softboiled eggs.
4. Gently pack in the last of the mix ensuring you don’t push down to hard on the eggs without allowing any air pockets to form.
5. Bake at 160 degrees for 40 minutes. Continually baste with the juices that will form at the sides.
6. Allow to cool and serve with tomato chutney, bitey cheddar, salad and sourdough for a nostalgic lunch.