Meatloaf – Gluten & Dairy Free

I’ve never tasted Meatloaf but like most people, I know it’s really popular in the US. In my head I thought it would resemble something like a giant burger shaped like a rectangular loaf. How wrong was I.

It’s absolutely gorgeous. Tender and mouthwateringly moreish. I found this recipe on the website The Wholesome Dish. This is the original recipe The Best Classic Meatloaf Recipe but it contained wheat and milk. So, I decided to make my own gluten and dairy free version. You must use lean minced beef (5%) fat or you’ll end up with a greasy version.



Meatloaf – Free from Dairy & Gluten

This makes a truly delicious juicy meatloaf. Gorgeous hot with Veg or Chips but equally lovely in sandwiches cold the next day
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Keyword: meatloaf
Author: Aunty Lil


  • 500 g Lean Minced Beef – 5% fat
  • 1 cup Gluten free breadcrumbs Aunty Lils Gluten free bread
  • 1/2 cup Minced Onion
  • 2 Minced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup Dairy free cream Provamel or Alpro Soya
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Egg – large
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestshire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

For the topping:

  • 1/4 cup Tomato Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cider Vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the main ingredients and mix very well until completely combined. I like to use my mixer with a dough hook.
  • Put the mixture into a 2lb bread tin lined with greaseproof paper and press down firmly.
  • In a small bowl combine the topping ingredients
  • Pour over the meat mixture and spread evenly
  • Bake in the oven uncovered for 55 minutes
  • Let the meatloaf rest for 8 – 10 minutes (or it may fall apart)


If you want a healthier version. Use minced chicken instead of beef and add some gravy browning like Sarsons Gravy browning sold in Tesco or buy online

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