Vegetable-Rich Garlic Meatloaf

Toronto Garlic Festival
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Argentina, Canadian
Servings 6 people


  • 1 Bell pepper any colour, finely diced
  • 500 ml Zucchini chopped fine, skin included
  • 250 ml Portobello or shitake mushrooms chopped fine
  • 1.75 ml Red pepper flakes
  • 5 cloves Garlic minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large Eggs lightly beaten
  • 15 ml Fresh thyme leaves finely chopped
  • 60 ml Fresh parsley leaves chopped
  • .22 kg Ground beef
  • .22 kg Ground pork
  • 250 ml Panko (Japanese) or other fine bread crumbs
  • 125 ml Grated parmesan cheese
  • 125 ml Ketchup
  • 30 ml Worcestershire sauce


  • Preheat oven to 200° C (400° F)
  • Heat the oil in a large saute pan over high heat. Add the fresh vegetables, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper, to taste, and cook 5 minutes. Add garlic and set aside.
  • Whisk together the eggs and herbs in a large bowl.
  • Add the meat, bread crumbs, cheese, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and the cooled vegetables and mix together. Place the mixture in a bread tin or casserole dish.
  • Bake for 60 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Remove from oven and rest for ten minutes.