Recently when I cooked Italian Meatloaf it reminded me of how much I love my mums meatloaf with bbq sauce. It is a beautiful moist meatloaf baked with a very rich barbeque sauce. It is also made with classic ingredients that you find in most Aussie pantries, such as Keens curry powder and tomato sauce.
The meatloaf is shaped in a baking tray from a mixture of 500g minced beef (or whatever type you like really), 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs, 2 onions, parsley, S&P, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tsp curry powder and an egg. I have changed the recipe in that I like to chop up a few veges and mix through as well, on this occasion I added grated carrot and chopped tomato. This is then baked at 180C for 30 minutes.
In the meanwhile prepare the sauce by mixing 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce, 2 tbsp vinegar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp instant coffee powder, 25g butter and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Bring this to a boil and simmer for about five minutes. After the thirty minutes is up remove the meatloaf from the oven and you may (depending on your mince quality) need to remove the excess fat from the pan. Pour the sauce over the top of the meatloaf and bake for a further forty five minutes. In that time baste the meatloaf a few times.
This is a really delicious hearty meal that always reminds me of my childhood.