Mini Pork Meatloaves with Courgette

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Today’s recipe can be definitely categorised as proper comfort food. My Mini Pork Meatloaves with Courgette are really delicious and actually pretty good for you too! The addition of courgette provides moisture and you get your little green veg boost too!

Meatloaf seems to be huge in America. Proper hearty family favourite, not so much in the UK. I think it’s time to change that cause although it may sound a bit boring and samey, samey, it does, in fact, give you a lot of possibilities.

In this recipe I used pork mince and courgette with oregano but you could use turkey mince with grated carrot and some thyme? Same concept, completely different flavours. There are so many different possibilities, you can be really creative!

Mini Pork Meatloaves with Courgette

Of course you could make one big meatloaf instead of mini ones. It would be a bit tricky to brown it first so I would still roll it in breadcrumbs, spray or brush it well with oil and bake at 180C for approx 45-55 min. Slice and enjoy!

 

The main reason I like mini meatloaves is my kids. They cannot get enough of them and even though they can see “the green bits” they never, EVER, question them, EVER! 🙂 Now, that is HUGE! Another reason I prefer mini version is their portability. They make perfect snack for when on the go as they are delicious both hot and cold. They go so well with my Perfect Greek Tzatziki. They also freeze really well so you could make double batch and keep some handy in the freezer.

Mini Pork Meatloaves with Courgette

As for the sides, the culinary world is your oyster here but I like to serve mine with mash or some gorgeous duchess potatoes (Lidl Deluxe are lush) and simple carrot salad (recipe coming soon). Delish!

Mini Pork Meatloaves with Courgette

Mini Pork Meatloaves with Courgette

Yield: 6 mini meatloaves

Ingredients

  • 500g pork mince
  • 1 small courgette, grated (approx.150g)
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 3 heaped tbsp breadcrumbs plus some more for rolling your meatloaves in
  • 1 generous tsp dried oregano
  • salt, pepper, oil

Instructions

  1. Put pork mince in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Grate your courgette and try to squeeze some of the liquid out of it, set aside.
  3. Heat tablespoon of oil in a pan and fry chopped onion until softened. Add garlic and grated courgette and mix well. Fry for a few minutes until courgette looks softened and majority of moisture evaporated. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Transfer fried onion/garlic/courgette mix onto the bowl with mince, add egg, breadcrumbs, oregano, salt and pepper and mix really well.
  5. Shape the mixture into 6 equal mini meatloaves and roll each one in some breadcrumbs.
  6. Preheat the oven to 180C. Heat some oil in a pan and fry your meatloaves on both sides until browned nicely and transfer them to ovenproof dish. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  7. Serve with sides of your choice and enjoy!
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If you like this recipe you might like my Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Turkey Rolls which use turkey mince but there is no reason why you couldn’t make these with pork.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Cat

    I love pork and the rest of the flavours you have used in these. They look so cute and as you said I can image them being very tasty hot or cold x

    September 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Cat! They are so versatile and suit many occasions which can be super handy! x

      September 28, 2017 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    These sound amazing…I definitely prefer your idea of making mini ones and I LOVE the fact that your kids don’t question the green bits…that is an impressive achievement indeed! Eb x
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    September 28, 2017 at 7:37 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Eb! 🙂 Every time we’re having these mini meatloaves for dinner I feel like I’m winning at life 😎 Add their favourite veggies and some carbs and we’re a bunch of happy bunnies 😁x

      September 28, 2017 at 8:59 pm
  • Reply jenny walters

    Love your recipes Jo and I could try this one with my son as the courgettes are hidden! They sound absolutely delicious. Love those little duchess potatoes too…so cute xx
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    September 29, 2017 at 4:38 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Jenny you lovely lady! These really are incredibly yummy and my kids cannot get enough so fingers crossed your lad will too 🙂 I love these little “swirly whirly potatoes” as my kids call them, they are super cute and quite addictive too lol xx

      September 29, 2017 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Jacqui

    Yes it is funny that meatloaf os not very popular here I have no idea why it is really yummy. Making mini ones is a great idea too.

    Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare
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    September 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Jacqui! It is yummy isn’t it. It is quite a simple grub but sometimes that’s all you need. Build your favourite sides around it et voila 🙂 x

      September 29, 2017 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    Delicious! This would go down a treat here! A must try recipe x #CookBlogShare
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    September 30, 2017 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Corina Blum

    These sound really tasty! I don’t know why we don’t ever make meatloaf here as I’m sure lots of people would love it, especially in a recipe like this. It’s great that your children eat them without complaining about any green bits too. I’d love that to happen here! Thanks so much for sharing with #CooKOnceEatTwice x

    October 5, 2017 at 9:01 pm
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