Back when this recipe was published if you didn’t want the hassle of boning the shoulder of lamb yourself you’d have had to ask your butcher to do it for you. Now supermarkets sell them already done – that’s real progress for you…….
Mum’s friend Thel must have made this recipe using sausages, but from the handwritten title Mum must thought it was best with meatballs. I don’t think it matters which one you use, it tastes good with either.
SAUCE FOR MEATBALLS/SAUSAGES
- 8 medium sausages or meatballs
- 1 medium onion, chopped very finely
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon mixed mustard
- 170 ml tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons fruit sauce or fruit chutney
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- ½ cup water
Cook sausages or meatballs. Fry onions in oil until softened, stir in mustard, tomato sauce, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, fruit sauce or chutney. Simmer 2-3 minutes. Mix cornflour with water, add till boiling and thickened, cover then add sausages or meatballs. Meatball recipe: minced steak, 1 tablespoon cooked rice, onion, curry powder.
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.