Great idea for a mid-week meal that you share with family and friends, or cook up and enjoy the left-overs at a later meal.
Great idea for a mid-week meal that you share with family and friends, or cook up and enjoy the left-overs at a later meal. Craig Wall

Cheesy mash-topped meatloaf

THIS meatloaf with mashed potato and peas is practically a meal in one!

METHOD

Step 1

  • Heat oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Cook onion for 5 minutes or until softened.
  • Add garlic.
  • Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cool for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, make the mashed potato:

  • Cook potato in a saucepan of boiling, salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain well.
  • Return to pan over low heat.
  • Add 40g butter and milk.
  • Mash until smooth.
  • Add cheese.
  • Season.

  Step 3

  • Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced.
  • Grease a 7cm-deep, 11cm x 21cm loaf pan.
  • Line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 3cm above edges of pan.
  • Place mince, peas, egg, breadcrumbs, barbecue sauce, tomato sauce, parsley and onion mixture in a large bowl.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • Spoon the mixture into prepared pan, pressing with the back of spoon to level.

  Step 4

  • Bake for 25 minutes or until browned and almost cooked through.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Increase temperature to 200C/180C fan-forced.
  • Spoon mashed potato on top of meatloaf.
  • Dot with remaining butter.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until potato is golden.
  • Stand meatloaf in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Lift onto a plate.
  • Serve cut into slices with gravy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped.
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed.
  • 750g beef mince.
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas.
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten.
  • 3/4 cup dried breadcrumbs.
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce.
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce.
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves.
  • Gravy, to serve.

Mashed potato

  • 750g desiree potatoes, peeled, chopped.
  • 50g butter, chopped.
  • 1/4 cup milk.
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar.

PREPARATION TIME

  • 15 minutes

COOKING TIME

  • 1 hour, 10 minutes

SERVINGS

  • Six

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