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Meat Loaf Magic


500g lean beef mince

1 cup dry breadcrumbs

2 eggs

400g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

Pinch ground pepper

1 tsp dried mixed herbs

1 Tbsp Worcester sauce

2 small carrots, grated

1 stick celery, diced

½ medium onion, diced

2 Tbsp steak sauce


  1. Heat oven to 180°C
  2. Mix together the mince, breadcrumbs, eggs, kidney beans, pepper, Worcester sauce, celery, carrot, onion and mixed herbs
  3. Grease a loaf tin and press the mince mixture into the tin
  4. Mix together the steak sauce and ¼ cup water
  5. Pour this sauce mixture over the meat in the loaf tin
  6. Bake meatloaf for approximately 1 hour or until piping hot in the middle
  7. Baste the top of the meatloaf every 15 minutes with the sauce

This meal can be found in the Full o’ Beans cook book put out by The Heart Foundation in conjunction with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. You can download a copy here: