At first I was sceptical about cherries in a savoury dish such as meatloaf, but I was absolutely thrilled with the results and couldn’t stop devouring it. The origin of this recipe is Belgium (from a Flemish region). Every place you go throughout the country have their own variation of herbs to add a different twist to this basic recipe!


Ingredients (serves 5)

  • 1kg Sausage Mince
  • 1 kg Beef Mince
  • 1 Large Brown onion diced
  • 2 tsp Dried Mixed Herbs
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • Good Pinch Salt and Pepper
  • 50mL Tomato Sauce
  • 100mL Worcestershire Sauce
  • 600g Jar Cherries
  • 1/3 Cup Cherry Juice, reserved from jar of cherries

Method

  1. Combine mince, herbs, sauces, onion cherry juice and seasonings. Mix together until combined.
  2. Put onto large board or working surface and work into a square that is approximately 1/4 of an inch thick or as desired.
  3. Place cherries on top of meat square.
  4. Fold left and right side of meat square onto itself (about an inch, this is so the cherries stay in place).
  5. Roll from front to back as with a Swiss roll
  6. Place in greased loaf tin and bake in oven on 160c for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Drop oven temperature to 120c during last half an hour of cooking.


  • sweet goes really well with meat, I will try this for sure!

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  • I had to click on it to find out what it was – such a strange name until I read why! – not a huge meatloaf fan myself but would be willing to give this a try as i love cherries!

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  • Thanks for sharing this Flemish meatloaf – keen to try the flavours. I do like meatloaf and love the addition of cherries.


    • A tasty and delicious and tummy filling meatloaf!

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  • this sounds like a really interesting combination of flavours.

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  • This is an interesting meatloaf recipe,sound’s great!

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  • hmmm, i’m not too sure about the cherries either – but the paprika and Worcestershire would balance out the flavours. Will save this as a ‘maybe’ :)

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