Spiced Up Meatloaf Surprise….

By Simon  ,   , ,

January 29, 2014

Just for you Barrie.....This is epic. Play with this surprise dish that can be enjoyed anytime of day and cooked for every type of feast or for a naughty indulgent snack. It's meaty, loaded with spice, fun to make and even more fun to devoir. So Barrie we watched you in the heart kitchen, performing beautifully, experimenting with a ton of curiosity and having that love of play. Play away Barrie, play away!!!

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Yields: 8 Generous


1 Kilo of beef mince

4 Medium Onions

5 tbsp Duck fat or butter

1 Scattering Sea salt and milled black pepper

1 Medium Chorizio sausage

1 Medium Jar pepperdew peppers

1 Dash Worchestershire sauce

100 Grams Fresh breadcrumbs

225 Grams Streaky bacon


50 Grams Dark brown sugar

125 ml Rich beef stock

4 tbsp Of each, Soy sauce, dijon mustard, tomato puree, redcurrant jelly

1 tbsp Red wine vinegar

1 Scattering Sea salt and black pepper


Pre- heat your oven to 180c (fan).

Into a large frying pan, over a gentle heat add the fat, chopped onions, sprinkle with salt and soften to caramelise, about 20-25 mins.  Remove and set aside in a bowl to cool slightly.

In a large mixing bowl combine the beef mince, worcestershire sauce, peppers, chorizo, bringing it all together, add an egg and mix before adding the breadcrumbs and seasoning.  Mix well using your hands. Divide the mix into 2.

Now there are 2 ways to make this..... 1. Line a meatloaf tin with the streaky bacon overhanging the sides, spoon half the meaty mixture into the tin, now place your surprise on top and cover over with the remaining meat mix, fold over the bacon to encase the loaf..... 2. Use a roasting tin and in the same way make your meatloaf, shaping it freestyle with you hands, again remember to add your surprise and encasing the loaf in the bacon.

Bake for 1 hr until the juices run clear.  Once out of the oven let the meatloaf rest for 15 mins

The loaf can be made a day in advance and kept in your fridge for up to 24 hrs ready for baking as above

Serve with a delicious gravy ( quick recipe below ) or if you like the juices from the tray. This also works beautifully served cold slapped between 2 hunks of crusty bread, lashed in houses of parliament sauce... Epic!!!!!!  Barrie we hope you enjoy your recipe and please keep in touch, sharing your delicious surprises.

A quick and simple BBQ sauce. Into a pan add the sugar, stock, soy, dijon, puree, jelly, and red wine vinegar, bring to the boil, whisking, season and pour.



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