Sunday, June 22, 2008


serves 4

25g/1oz butter
450g/1lb minced beef
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
50g/2oz bulgur wheat, soaked
25g/1oz Parmesan cheese
1 celery stick trimmed and sliced
2 tablespoons horseradish sauce
2 tablespoons tomato purée
2 tablespoons instant oatmeal
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
salt and freshly ground
black pepper
For the relish
2 tablespoons horseradish sauce
150ml/5fl oz sour cream

• Grease and line the bottom of a 700g/11/2lb loaf tin. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.
• Melt the butter in a large pan, and add the minced beef, onion and garlic. Sauté, stirring, for 7 minutes until the meat is brown and sealed.
• Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well, season and spoon into the prepared tin. Cover with foil.
• Stand the loaf tin in a roasting tin, and add 2.5cm/1in of water. Carefully place in the oven and cook for 11/2 hours.
• Mix together the relish ingredients in a bowl. Turn out the meatloaf and garnish with the fresh thyme. Serve with fresh vegetables and the relish as a condiment.

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