Beef & bacon meatloaf

  • Preperation image Preperation: 10 mins
  • Serving image Serves: 6
  • Cooking image Cooking: 40 mins
  • Rating level image Difficulty Rating: Easy


sunflower oil, for greasing
85g pack sage & onion stuffing mix
1 beef stock cube
8 rashers smoked streaky bacon
500g pack beef mince (avoid very cheap packs; use one with less than 20% fat)


Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and oil the inside of a 900g loaf tin. Tip the stuffing mix into a bowl, crumble in the stock cube and pour over 300ml boiling water. Give it a good stir, then set aside.

Stretch the bacon rashers a little by running the back of a spoon along their length, then use 6-7 to line the base and longest sides of the tin. Chop the rest.

Mix the chopped bacon and mince into the stuffing with some black pepper, then press into the bacon-lined tin and bake for 40 mins until firm. Turn out and serve sliced.

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