Rugby Ball-Shaped Meatloaf

Here’s a fun match day main dish or just for an everyday dinner for rugby fans. This is a recipe adapted from and it’s easy to make.


It has the addition of carrots to add just a little bit more of a nutritious punch. You can also shred vegetables like courgette and add them if you’d like to.




• 500g beef mince

• 1/2 cup oats

• 1 grated carrot

• 1 medium onion, finely chopped

• 1 egg    

• 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

• 2 tablespoons horseradish

• Salt and pepper


For topping and decoration:


• Ketchup

• Onion




Preheat oven to 350F or gas mark 4.


In a large bowl, add beef mince, oats, carrot, onion, egg, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, salt and pepper. Work the ingredients with your hands until they are well combined and stick together well. On a non-stick oven safe pan, shape the loaf into a rugby ball shape. Make a well on the top of the meat where the ketchup and onion decoration will go.


Bake for about 50-60 minutes until fully cooked.


Add ketchup to fill the well you created. Top with thin slices of onion, arranged to look like the rugby ball’s laces. Serve with mashed potatoes and enjoy!

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