American meat loaf

Submitted by MFM reader Elizabeth Player



450g good quality steak mince

1 large onion

Mug of porridge oats

Dash of brown sauce

Double dash of tomato ketchup

Splash of Worcester sauce

1 egg, beaten

Salt and pepper to season


  • Step 1

    Place mince in a large mixing bowl.

  • Step 2

    Finely chop the onion and stir thoroughly into the mince.

  • Step 3

    Add in beaten egg and mix.

  • Step 4

    Add brown sauce, ketchup and Worcester sauce and mix. The mixture will be very wet at this point.

  • Step 5

    Gradually add in porridge oats and stir until the mixture is firm. Add more oats if necessary.

  • Step 6

    Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper and tip mixture into the tin. Sprinkle with cooking oil and cover loosely with foil.

  • Step 7

    Cook in an oven preheated to 180 degrees centigrade for 40 minutes.

  • Step 8

    Remove foil and cook for a further 20 minutes to brown the top.

  • Step 9

    Remove from oven, allow to cool for 10 minutes, then slice.