Denise says:

  • This is a great family meal for Chol Ham’oed Pesach. Enjoy with some green vegetables or a salad.  The Gefen sweet & sour duck sauce adds a slightly sweet and vinegary flavour to the meat, a flavour loved by Jewish people.
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Serves:  6 people


  • Meat Loaf
  • 450g minced beef
  • 1 small onion – peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Passover Gefen Sweet & Sour Duck Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried coriander
  • 3 cloves garlic – peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons medium matzah meal
  • 1 egg – lightly beaten
  • Bunch of fresh oregano or parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Topping
  • 300g potatoes – King Edward or Maris Piper – peeled and roughly chopped 1 egg white 1 tablespoon non dairy margarine 4 spring onions – trimmed and sliced on an angle 2 tablespoons fresh parsley – finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • Serve with Gefen duck sauce


  1. Line a loaf tin with baking parchment – or loaf tin parchment insert.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F/ Gas mark 4.
  3. Mix all the meat loaf ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Transfer to the prepared loaf tin and spread out evenly.
  4. Cook for 25 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile cook the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water until soft. Mash with a potato ricer or fork so that there are no lumps.
  6. Stir in the egg white, margarine, spring onions, parsley and season well with salt and pepper.
  7. Remove the meat loaf from the oven. Drain off any excess liquid. Spoon over the mashed potato and using a fork make decorative lines.
Return to the oven for a final 15 minutes or until golden.