Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Minced Beef Roll

Or, meatloaf for us folks here in the USA.

This recipe comes from my South African cookbook, it's a typical meatloaf recipe, just topped with mozzarella cheese slices, filled with shredded cheese, onion and tomato.


We love meatloaf, and I'm always trying different variations so we don't get sick of the same thing, thankfully meatloaf is one of those dishes that can be changed up according to tastes, you can fill it with whatever you like, or not fill it. Top it, or don't top it, it's up to you, but the end result is always a serving of comfort food.


Minced Beef Roll

1 and half pounds of beef mince (ground beef)
2 teaspoons of salt
1 onion, coarsely grated
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 tablespoons parsley
diced tomato and onion
mozzarella cheese

Mix all ingredients well, except tomato and onion and mozzarella. Press beef mixture out on a sheet of greaseproof paper into a rectangle measuring 30 x 20 cm (about 12 by 6 inches).

Spread with some diced tomato and onion and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. With the help of the paper, roll up from the long edge, like a swiss roll. Place, seam side down, on an oiled swiss roll tin a little larger than the meat roll.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and spread some more diced tomato and onion over the top, and then arrange thin slices of mozzarella, side by side, to cover the top completely. Return to oven and bake for 30 minutes more.

Serve in thick slices.

Serves 6.



  1. Ooooh that looks good, I'm going to give that one a try for sure!

  2. Made this for dinner tonite! Yummy