Indian Meatloaf
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Indian Meatloaf

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A family favourite... slice any leftovers to make the most sensational sandwiches with lettuce and mango chutney the next day...
<b>Prep:</b> 15 mins Prep: 15 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 50 mins Cook: 50 mins
Serves 4-6 Serves 4-6
Good source of iron Good source of iron
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  • 600-700g Quality Mark beef mince
  • 1 red onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder or paste
  • 1¼ cup fresh breadcrumbs, cooked rice or lentils
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped thyme
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 400g can Indian-style tomatoes
  • ½ cup beef stock


Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Mix together the mince, onion, garlic and half the curry powder. Work in the breadcrumbs, thyme, egg, Worcestershire sauce and half the canned tomatoes. Mould into a loaf shape and place in a shallow oven-proof dish, or press the mixture into a greased loaf tin.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Stir the remaining tomatoes and curry powder or paste in with the beef stock.

When the meatloaf has baked for 30 minutes, pour the tomato mixture over the top. Return to the oven and cook a further 20 minutes.

Rest the meatloaf for 5 minutes before carving into thick slices. Garnish with cashew nuts (optional) and serve with seasonal vegetables.
  • Suitable Cuts
  • Nutrition
  • Tips & Tricks

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 277g
Energy kJ (kcal) 1054 (251)
Protein (g) 30.7
Fat (g) 9.4
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 9.2
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 390
Iron (mg) 6.4
Zinc (mg) 5.6
Vitamin B12 (ug) 3.4
Vitamin D (ug) N/A
Selenium (ug) 8.3
  • If you don’t have the pre-flavoured tomatoes, add an extra ½ Tbsp curry powder or paste.
  • Replace the breadcrumbs with 1 cup of cooked lentils (½ cup raw lentils = 1 cup cooked).


  • Make it Mexican: replace the curry powder with Mexican chilli powder (a blend of cumin, oregano, paprika, garlic and chilli) and use Mexican-flavoured tomatoes. Serve with tortillas and guacamole on the side.
  • Make it Italian: replace the curry powder with ¼ cup tomato pizza paste and a good teaspoonful of minced garlic. Use canned chopped tomatoes, spiced up with fresh or dried oregano and serve with buttered pasta or garlic bread and your favourite vegetables.
  • Make it British: replace the curry powder with ½ cup vegetable, eg Branston-style, chutney and add a touch of hot English mustard. Use either Worcestershire or HP sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes and peas.

Choosing your mince

  • Choose premium or prime mince for a low fat family meal.
    • Premium Mince: 5% or less total fat
    • Prime Mince: 10% or less total fat
    • Other Mince (often referred to as beef mince, steak mince etc): 10-20% total fat

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