1 hour 50 mins

    Use lean keema to turn this Western classic into a healthy dinner dish. It is great on cold winter nights with wide noodles and a veggie side dish.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 large onions, chopped
    • 2 large celery sticks, chopped
    • 1 large green capsicum pepper, deseeded and chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 900g lean minced beef keema
    • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
    • 1 egg white
    • black pepper to taste
    • 400g chopped tomatoes
    • 4 tbsp no-salt-added tomato ketchup

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly coat a 33 × 23cm (13 × 9in) baking dish and a large nonstick frying pan with cooking spray or a little olive oil. Set the pan over medium-high heat and sauté the onions, celery, green pepper and garlic for about 5 minutes or until soft. Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl.
    2. Add the beef, breadcrumbs, egg white and black pepper to the vegetables and mix with your hands. Combine the tomatoes (with their juice) and ketchup in a small bowl. Add half to the meat mixture, and mix again.
    3. Transfer the meat mixture to the baking dish and shape into a 25 × 18cm (10 × 7in) loaf, mounding slightly in the centre. Make a lengthways groove down the centre with the side of your hand. Pour the remaining tomato mixture into the groove. Bake the meatloaf for about 1¼ hours or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the centre reaches 74°C (165°F). Leave to stand for 10 minutes before slicing.


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    This wasn't for me. Far too much ketchup. I scraped off the tomato sauce from the top but found the meat bland. Tried to jazz it up with some herbs and spices but still only got the underlying taste of ketchup. There are much better meatloaf recipes out there. Just a shame I wasted my ingredients trying this one.  -  06 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    very disappointing texture wasn't great too much tomato  -  08 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    It is okay.  -  22 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)