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Slow-cooker scandi spiced meatloaf recipe

Slow-cooker scandi spiced meatloaf recipe

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Cooked low and slow, this Scandi-inspired slow-cooker meatloaf recipe uses both beef and pork mince, plus fatty bacon lardons to ensure a juicy, tender loaf. Cook on low for 6 hours and serve with butter-topped jackets and braised red cabbage. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20min to prepare, 6hr to cook
  • 367 calories / serving


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1tbsp tomato puree
  • 250g pork mince
  • 250g beef mince
  • 90g smoked bacon lardons
  • 2tsp dijon mustard
  • small bunch fresh parsley, leaves chopped
  • small bunch dill, leaves chopped
  • 1 large egg, lightly whisked

For the glaze

  • 80g tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½tsp brown sugar
If you don't have mince, cut open some sausages instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    22g 31%
  • Saturates

    8g 38%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    1.8g 29%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.6g Protein 33.2g Fibre 1.6g


  1. Preheat your slow-cooker on high (or according to manufacturers instructions). Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and sweat for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and spices and continue to fry for a couple more minutes.
  2. Spoon into a bowl and allow to cool. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl. Season generously and add the egg. With clean hands scrunch to mix.
  3. Form into a loaf shape and place in the base of your slow-cooker. Mix the glaze ingredients together and spoon this over the top of the meatloaf.
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours (or according to manufacturers instructions). Serve warm from the-cooker with buttery jacket potatoes and braised red cabbage.

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