Not My Mothers Meatloaf or Meatloaf for an Expat in Morroco

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

You know how it is. Your away from home in a land very different from where you grew up. What is it that you miss the most and long for way down deep? For one such British expat it was simply mom's homemade meatloaf. Type of meat wasn't stated, just "whatever ground meat you can find".

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In large mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup of the raisins, half of the onion, the couscous, salt, curry powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Pour 3/4 cup boiling water over mixture and cover for 2 minutes.
  4. Add meat and egg to the mixture and mix well.
  5. Pat mixture into a greased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Bake in the top third of oven for about 30-40 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. NOTE: By the Author: "On average, it takes about 40 minutes for it be thoroughly cooked in my oven. Checking in on it every 10 min or so after the 20 min mark may be a good idea.".
  7. CHUTNEY:.
  8. In saucepan combine the remaining 1/2 cup of raisins, 1/2 of the onion, 1/2 tspn of cinnamon, the tomatoes, and 1/4 cup of water. Cook, covered, over medium-high heat, until tomatoes pop and soften.
Most Helpful

I used currants in place of raisins and my own homemade ras el hanout. ~Tasty~ wasn't too thrilled with the "stuff" in the meatloaf however. ;) Served over whole wheat couscous and accompanied by lightly steamed broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. I used half ground lamb and half ground beef. Made for NA*ME tag/October.

COOKGIRl October 06, 2013

We liked this very much! Great flavor; very different. The couscous is a cool idea & works well. Using the 8x8 pan was different as well but worked really well! The chutney was ok. I think it woukd have been better cooked in a wide pan of some sort OR stir almost constantly. The tomatoes on the bottom got really soft while the ones on top were still intact & hard. :( I also think it would work to saute the onions for a couple minutes before adding the rest. I used shallots instead of red onions. I will definitely make this again! Made for NA/ME Tag June 2013.

Elmotoo June 21, 2013