Traditional Meat Loaf

Traditional Meat Loaf

Comments: Serve along with white rice, or a green salad.
Just as good served cold, even as a sandwich filling.
Servings: 6
Ingredients Preparation

1 cup [250 mL] fast-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup [125 mL] milk
2 pounds [900 g] ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled then finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons [30 mL] Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup [60 mL] ketchup
1/4 teaspoon [1 mL] freshly chopped rosemary
1 cup [250 mL] tomato coulis
Salt and pepper, to taste



Preheat oven to 325°F [160°C].
Into a bowl, leave rolled oats to soak in milk.
Into a clean bowl, mix together ground beef, finely chopped onion, carrot and celery along with beaten eggs, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and freshly chopped rosemary.
Mix in drained rolled oats; salt and pepper mixture.
Transfer into a 2-pound [900-g] bread pan.
Cover with tomato coulis.
Bake into preheated oven for approximately 1 hour, until a meat thermometer inserted in the middle of loaf registers 160°F [71°C].
Remove from oven.
Leave to restfor 10 minutes before serving.