Beef and pimiento loaf is a great main course or party dish. The saltiness from the cheeses gives it more taste. Add more layers or fillings if desired. You may also use other types of minced meat. Make sure to add vegetables for the filling if you are using turkey meat, so that the loaf will not dry up.
1kg minced beef
2 cups fine bread crumbs
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 tablespoon dry mustard powder
1 teaspoons dried mixed herbs
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup chopped pimiento
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped black olives
250g ricotta cheese
125g feta cheese
Salt and ground pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 180C and line a loaf pan with aluminum foil.
Place the ground beef, breadcrumbs, tomato paste, mustard, mixed herbs, garlic and egg in a large mixing bowl. Season it with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Divide the mixture into three parts.
Next place the olives, pimiento, basil and olives in a small bowl. Mix well.
Put one portion of the beef mince mixture in the loaf pan. Top it with half of the pimiento mixture. Repeat the layering until all the ingredients are used up. Bake it in the preheated oven for 1 hour or until it is browned. Drain the liquid and let the loaf stand for 5 minutes. Remove it from the pan and slice it into half inch pieces.
Combine the ricotta and feta cheese and serve it with the sliced loaf.
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