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Sweet Meat Loaf

Sweet Meat Loaf

Prep Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 1.5 hours


  • 900g minced beef
  • 7 dried apricots, diced
  • 1 carrot, grated (squeeze in a muslin or tea towel to drain excess moisture)
  • 1 courgette, grated (squeeze in a muslin or tea towel to drain excess moisture)
  • 12 Ritz crackers, ground to fine crumbs in a food processor
  • 1 medium egg, whisked
  • 1 cup (250ml) full fat milk (any will work — cow’s, soya, oat, coconut, breast or formula)
  • 1¼ cups (312ml) reduced salt tomato ketchup
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup (50g) brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (81g) apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce



Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 9x5” loaf tray


In a large bowl, mix together the beef, apricots, carrot, courgette crackers, egg, milk, ½ cup (125ml) of the ketchup, onion, pepper and garlic powder


Pour the mixture into a lined loaf tin and bake for 1 hour


Whilst the loaf cooks, mix together the remaining ¾ cup (187ml) of ketchup, brown sugar, apricot jam and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl - reserve


After the meatloaf has baked for 1 hour, pour the mixture you created in Step 4 onto the meat loaf and spread evenly across it


Return the loaf to the oven and bake for a further 30 minutes


Serve once cooled.

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