Jamaican Meat Loaf

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Jamaican Meat Loaf is a really delicious and filling idea for a quick and easy meal on the go, it is simply a loaf with meat filling and it has been around for years. I made a batch of meat loaf for the very first time and the end result was terrific my entire family really enjoyed them. My husband says they taste just like the ones he used to buy in Jamaica, that is a huge compliment.


3 ½ cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoon salt
2 ¼ teaspoon instant yeast
1 ¼ cup warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water)


1 lb mince beef
1 tablespoon mince seasoning or (3/4 teaspoon salt)
1/2 cup diced onion
2 stalks scallions
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 cup water

For Dough

• Dissolve yeast in warm water.
• Put flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl; whisk ingredients
• Add olive oil to yeast and pour it into bowl of flour mixture, mix using a spatula until dough forms.
• Turn dough out onto surface and knead for about 5 – 10 minutes until a smooth dough forms. If the dough becomes sticky just lightly flour surface.
• Form dough into a ball and coat with a little olive oil.
• Place dough into bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
• Leave dough to rise at room temperature for 1 hour, it should double in size.

For Filling:

• Season beef with mince spice (or salt) and black pepper and let it marinade for 1 hour or overnight.
• Heat skillet on medium heat and add oil.
• Sauté the onions and scallions for 2 minutes, constantly stirring.
• Add mince and stir for 3 minutes.
• Add water and hot pepper sauce, let meat simmer for 20 minutes, until water has nearly dried out.
• Add bread crumbs and combine ingredients, stir for 3 minutes.
• Remove skillet from heat and leave to cool.

For Meat Loaf:

• Preheat oven to 450°F for 30 minutes.
• Grease baking sheet.
• Remove plastic wrap and punch down dough once to deflate.
• Turn dough out on a flat surface and divide it into 8 parts. If dough is sticky lightly flour surface.
• Use a rolling pin to roll out each dough into a circle atleast 1/4 inch thick.
• Spoon filling onto half of the dough leaving 1/4 inch of the edge clear.
• Lightly brush edge with water.
• Fold the other half of the dough over the filling and crimp edges using a fork and brush top with egg wash.
• Repeat the process with the other dough pieces.
• Bake for 15- 20 minutes or until dough is puffed and golden brown.