Meatloaf the Lazy Way

Total Time
11hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 11 hrs

This is a great way to make a meat pans or utensils to worry about washing. Use an oven bag without holes in it. Another from my 'trusty' old (1970's) Alison Holst Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup corn flakes (crushed)
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 750 g mincemeat (ground beef)
  • 2 teaspoons beef stock powder


  1. Measure cornflakes and milk into the roasting bag.
  2. Add egg, beef and stock powder and mix ingredients by kneading the bag carefully.
  3. When well mixed shake mixture down to bottom of bag and shape into a roll.
  4. Sit bag into a loaf tin or baking dish to help keep its shape.
  5. Tie loosely, leaving a finger size hole for steam to escape during cooking.
  6. Bake at 350'F/180'C for 1-11/4 hours.
  7. Drain liquid from loaf and serve either hot or cold.
  8. NOTE:.
  9. Other things can be added to taste, such as finely chopped onion or finely chopped parsley.
  10. Put clean dish back in cupbaord:).
Most Helpful

I admit that I was drawn to this by the fact that it meant no washing up-and I am rather partial to meatloaf!! Never made one with cornflakes,so this was a new one on me-it worked out pretty well too. Squishing it all around in the bag was good fun,but I did have to use a second one, as I managed to puncture the first. This makes a fairly dense meatloaf,that holds together well on slicing. I would throw some salt and pepper in time, and maybe a few herbs, just to pep it up a little, but generally it was enjoyed by everybody. Thanks! Made for OZ/NZ Recipe Swap #41

Noo June 12, 2010

My first recipe made in the February Recipe swap. A slight learning curve to convert to pounds, beef stock powdwer and and what is an oven bag. LOL Followed recipe exactly and came out with a meatloaf very much as my wife has made for years but the old fashioned hard way. THANK YOU Jen T!! She now thinks I might be able to cook. When the loaf was almost done, I slathered the top with ketchup and put back in for a few minutes to glaze it. Very Tasty. I'll be trying this in my cast iron Dutch Oven this spring while camping. I'd give it 4.5 stars.

MadCity Dale February 22, 2008