Stuffed Meatloaf Roll

In a slight departure I am posting a recipe for a Stuffed Meatloaf Roll.  Whilst not strictly considered baking this is at baked in the oven.

I don’t often eat things like meatloaf, preferring a simple mince with carrots and onions when eating minced beef(ground beef).

But this recipe is very good, with lots of flavour and texture.  It uses minced beef, streaky bacon, ham, cheese and spinach.  All are great individually so just imagine how they might taste together.

Although I give weights for the bacon, cheese and ham it all rather depends on the thickness of the slice, particularly with the bacon since enough is needed to roll up the minced beef and stuffing, to entirely encase it around the length.

The recipe is actually very simple and doesn’t take very long to create the roll ready to cook.  Then the cooking time is only 40 to 45 minutes, so this can be made in not much time at all.

Mine turned out very well indeed.  It tasted so good and had a great texture too.  It was ideal for my dinner with Jersey Royal new potatoes and vegetables.

Stuffed Meatloaf Roll

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Ingredients:

  • 1 kg (2lb 3 oz)minced beef(ground beef)
  • 240g (8 1/2 oz) streaky bacon(that is just bacon in USA)
  • 50g(1 3/4) oz) finely grated parmesan
  • 150g(5 1/4 oz) sliced ham
  • 200g(7 oz) sliced cheese, such as cheddar
  • 1 medium egg(large in USA)
  • handful of spinach leaves
  • 2 tsp mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
  2. Take a large sheet of parchment paper and form a rectangle of bacon, two lengths long with the ends overlapping.  Overlap each slice too, with the one next to it.  The rectangle needs to be about twice as long as it is wide.
  3. In a large bowl place the minced beef and add the egg, salt, pepper, herbs and parmesan and use a hand to squeeze everything. together to get it all well mixed.
  4. Flatten the mixture onto the bacon rectangle, leaving a small area at each end uncovered.
  5. Cover the mixture with slices of ham.
  6. Cover the lower 2/3 of ham with slices of cheese.
  7. Cover half the cheese with spinach.
  8. With the parchment paper presenting the rectangle with the short edge towards you start to roll it up.
  9. Once the roll has started peel down the parchment paper and the bacon and continue to roll the minced beef until it is all rolled up, enclosing the ham, cheese and spinach and it is just at the top of the rectangle of bacon.
  10. Take that top edge of bacon and pull it onto the minced beef roll and the roll everthing down towards you to cover the surface with all the bacon.
  11. Having created the roll pick it up and place it on a parchment lined baking tray.
  12. Place it in the oven and cook for 40 to 45 minutes, until the bacon has crisped and gone a lovely golden brown colour, and the meat is cooked through(I use a thermometer to ensure the internal temperature is at least 75C(about 165F).
  13. Remove from the oven and leave to cool a little before slicing and serving.  

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