Cook Time

100-105 Min


  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 450g/1lb minced beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 50g/2oz bulgur wheat, soaked
  • 25g/1oz Parmesan cheese
  • 1 celery stick trimmed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 2 tablespoons instant oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the relish

  • 2 tablespoons horseradish sauce
  • 150ml/5fl oz sour cream
  • Grease and line the bottom of a 700g/1 1⁄2lb loaf tin. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.
  • Melt the butter in a large pan, and add the minced beef, onion and garlic. Sauté, stirring, for 7 minutes until the meat is brown and sealed.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well, season and spoon into the prepared tin. Cover with foil.
  • Stand the loaf tin in a roasting tin, and add 2.5cm/1in of water. Carefully place in the oven and cook for 1 1⁄2 hours.
  • Mix together the relish ingredients in a bowl. Turn out the meatloaf and garnish with the fresh thyme. Serve with fresh vegetables and the relish as a condiment.
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