Wrapped meat loaf
1 sheet fresh or frozen puff pastry, thawed
400g ground beef
½ onion, finely chopped
1 tbs mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper
¼ tsp each dried oregano, thyme, allspice and cumin
1 cup homemade bread crumbs
Fresh sliced mushrooms or canned mushrooms
1 egg, beaten
Mix well ground beef with garlic, onion, egg, mustard, salt, pepper, herbs and spices and bread crumbs.
Grease a sheet of aluminum foil. Spread ground beef on foil to form a flat rectangle.
Cover ground beef rectangle with smoked pork neck slices. Place line of mushrooms across the width of meat rectangle and roll up jelly-roll fashion, leaving foil behind.
Place (thawed and rolled out) puff pastry on flat surface, place mealoaf onto the puff pastry; roll and cover cover with pastry. Trim and seal edges with water. Brush with beaten egg.
Place the wrapped meatloaf on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in an oven at 200˚C for half an hour, covered with foil. Uncover and bake for additional half hour or until pastry is golden brown.
Leave to cool (10min), slice and serve with green salad.