I made the meatloaf around lunchtime, as I was rather excited about it because despite loving meatloaf we haven't had it for a while and when we do have it, it takes AGES to cook in the Microwave and isn't something we can easily rustle up in minutes.
In the end the Meatloaf took 18 minutes to cook, which was just enough time for me to do the dishes, clean up the kitchen and remember that I was supposed to be making Mashed Potatoes, boiling some peas and making up some gravy!
The meal was a success, with Big Boy declaring "This meat is the best meat I've ever had!" and Daddy trying to steal the leftovers I'd earmarked for a leftover lunch the next day. Top Ender, Daddy and I agreed that the meatloaf was moist, flavourful and something that needs to be added into our regular meal rotation because of it's ease to make.
500g Mince (I used lean organic beef)
1 diced Red Onion (You can use white/brown if you like)
70g Julienne Carrots
1/2 Teaspoon of chopped Parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 beaten eggs
Generous splash of Worcester Sauce
Mix everything apart from the BBQ Sauce, meat and eggs together in a bowl.
When everything is nicely combined, add the meat and again give a good mix before adding the beaten egg and combing again. Think how great you're upper arm muscles are going to look after this work out.
As you combine the ingredients with the beaten egg, you'll see that the meat mixture will start to stick together, and that's a good thing!
Squirt the BBQ Sauce into the base of the silicon loaf tin before adding the meat mixture. As you push the meat mixture in, you might see some of the BBQ Sauce escaping up the side, so try to be gentle, but it's okay if the sauce does start spreading as it isn't going to ruin anything.
You can leave the meat to chill, but you don't have to. When you're ready, add it to the microwave and cook for 15-20 minutes depending on the level of your Microwave (ours was 18 minutes at 90% power, our microwave is a 1000 watts) and how scared you are of giving undercooked meat to your family. After 15 minutes I cut into the Meatloaf to check how cooked it was, and thought it needed a bit longer, but it could have probably been served to be honest.
I'm definitely going to make it again, but without the BBQ sauce (Top Ender thought it too sweet) and possibly with a tomato sauce or even with a little spice to please curry mad Daddy and I'm going to definitely cook it again in the Microwave.