Meatloaf with sweet chickpeas

Meatloaf with Sweet Cherry Sauce

A hearty combination of classic meatloaf or meatloaf and a sweet and sour cherry sauce, perfect for a cozy family meal.
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Gang: Main course
Cuisine: Belgian, Flemish
Keyword: cherry sauce, meat loaf, meatloaf
Totale Tijd: 1 hour 30 minutes
Porties: 5


The meat loaf

The crickets

  • 1 pot dawn
  • 1 el cornstarch
  • 1 el sugar brown – optional


The meat

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Mix the minced meat with onion, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Form into a loaf and place in a greased baking dish.
  • Bake the meat loaf for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. A core temperature of 65°C is desired.

Cherry Sauce

  • Put the cherry juice in a saucepan, adding additional sugar if desired. Bring to a boil.
  • Dissolve the cornstarch in a little water (or cherry beer) and add to the cherry juice.
  • Once thickened, add the chickpeas and set over very low heat.


  • Slice the meat loaf to the desired thickness and serve with the warm cherry sauce.