sweet and spicy meatloaf
PREP TIME 15 mins, COOK TIME 1 hr
1lb (450g) ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2⁄3 cup panko breadcrumbs or day-old breadcrumbs
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp chipotle paste
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 egg, beaten
4 tbsp Hot pepper jelly
mashed potatoes (see p156), to serve
1 Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC). In a large bowl, combine the meat, onion, breadcrumbs, garlic, red pepper flakes, and chipotle paste, and season well. Add the egg and, using your hands or a large spoon, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Shape the meat mixture into a loosely formed ball.
2 Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and transfer the meatball to the baking sheet. Using your hands, mold the meatball into a rectangular loaf. Top generously with hot pepper jelly and bake for 1 hour, or until a thermometer inserted into the meat reads 170ºF (77ºC).
3 Slice the loaf with a sharp, serrated knife and serve hot with mashed potatoes and additional pepper jelly on the side.