Instead of using mince steak this meatloaf uses minced lamb and it’s other unusual ingredient is a container of potato salad.  Usually potato salad accompanies a meatloaf instead of being mixed in, but the potato and it’s mayonnaise dressing combined with the French onion soup mix make this a tasty change.

Glazed Lamb Loaf


I’ve been making these for years, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a recipe for them before.  I think Mum just told me what to do and they are so quick and easy no recipe was needed.  You can use chicken instead of steak if you like, but the juice from the meat makes the French Onion Soup taste better.  Be warned it’s very hard to resist licking the foil when you’ve unwrapped them…………..

French Parcels


I found this among the recipes, it’s in my awful handwriting, so I assume I gave it to Mum somewhere along the way. I’ve been making it for years and still make it, but I use less meat now as I’m no longer feeding a family of five. It’s easy and the gravy is really does taste great.

Steak with Rich Gravy cropped


  • 1-1.25kg round steak
  • 1 pkt French Onion Soup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 420g can mushroom soup

Cut the meat into serving pieces. Place in casserole, add dry soup, mix water and soup together and pour over. Mix well. Cook 1½ hrs at 180º.