• 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 250 g beef mince
  • 450 g sausage meat
  • ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 420 g can Wattie’s Baked Beans
  • 2 Tbsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Wattie’s Tomato Sauce
  1. Lightly grease a 23cm x 13cm loaf tin. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Cook the onion and garlic in a dash of oil over medium heat until the onion softens. Remove from heat and place in a bowl to cool.
  3. Add beef mince, sausage meat, breadcrumbs, Wattie’s Baked Beans, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, thyme and parsley and mix together until well combined.
  4. Turn meat mixture into the prepared loaf tin. Press mixture firmly into the tin and smooth the top. Cover with foil.
  5. Bake meatloaf for 45 minutes. Remove foil and brush the top with Wattie’s Tomato Sauce. Return to the oven and cook a further 5 minutes until top is glazed.
  6. Drain off any fat residue and allow to rest in the tin for 10 minutes to firm up before turning out onto a serving plate. Cut into thick slices. Serve with creamy mashed potato, seasonal vegetables and extra tomato sauce or try serving cold with salad or as a sandwich filling.

Top Tips

You can substitute Wattie’s Baked Beans with Wattie’s Baked Beans 50% Less Added Sugar*, if preferred.

* Contains 50% less added sugar and 30% less salt than the regular Wattie’s Baked Beans in tomato sauce 420g.

Made With

Baked BeaNZ®

Baked beans in a delicious rich tomato sauce.

Rate and Review

13 Ratings

Reviews (13)

Jim Goldsworthy's Review | Rating

was ok but we also added cracked pepper and sweet chilli.

Valeska Martis's Review | Rating

yum (:

Diego Chellet's Review | Rating

Good flavour, use premium minced meat and may be ad some bacon diced in small pieces, overall a good meatloaf (I added a sprinkle of garlic salt)and like Valeska said "yummmm!"

brenda glover's Review | Rating

My whole family didnt like this meatloaf.

bruce piripi's Review | Rating

Very nice,ezy2 &quik2 prep.Dropd the BBs added mixed veges Yaaame!.With the leftovers i chucked in2 my Processor added 2cans Of Spagg mixed 2gther & made Toasties," Omwaa".puerfecto..Kidz luvd it.

Mou Basu's Review | Rating

I love this one but I will add or delete some ingredients and will make it tonight.....

Emma McGregor's Review | Rating

really yummy.

Sarah Hailes's Review | Rating

Wow - this was the first meatloaf I have ever made for my family - none of us had ever eaten meatloaf before now! It was truly YUMMY!! The children both ate it ALL up, clean plates!! My husband went back for seconds! Plus, there is lots left over for tomorrow's lunches! Awesome! Plus, it wasn't expensive to get the meat for it - overall it was a great, cost effective yet delicious and tasty meal for a family of four (a husband that eats for Africa, plus two growing boys - we all know how they love to eat - and a mum!)! Thank - will be a staple in our house from now on!! (to add - I also chucked in some left over rice from the night before - so easy to add in little extras!!!)

Chieko's Review | Rating

I made my beans from scratch (from dried beans). Used oregano instead of thyme and used ground pork which I seasoned with sausage flavorings. Also added chopped bell pepper and cumin along with some homemade hot pepper sauce. I always prefer using instant mashed potato flakes instead of bread crumbs and adding a couple of beaten eggs. So essentially like my loaf with some personal tweaking! Thanks!!!!

Mike Lawson's Review | Rating

Great dish and kids can't wait till I make it again!

Justine's Review | Rating

Really nice. Its been a long time since ihave had meat loaf. Added extra sauce aftter i sliced it up.

Ula Parkes's Review | Rating

baked as requested for 45mins, still soggy on inside. do have taken foil off to fully cook through. might not try again

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Ula,

Thank you for your query. It is very important that you drain off the excess fat once the meatloaf has been cooked and to leave it sitting in the tin for 10 minutes before serving. When putting the mixture into the loaf tin make sure that it is firmly packed into the tin. If you think the meatloaf is not cooked give it an extra 5 - 10 minutes. Our times are only guides as we recognise that not all ovens are the same.


The Food in a Minute team

Marion Shaw's Review | Rating

just what i was looking for.thankyou.