Meatloaf | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

This Meatloaf recipe is an old favourite of ours. Actually, let me correct myself…..This Meatloaf is a variation of an old favourite of ours!

Meatloaf | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Many years ago, when we used to have our restaurant, this was one of the most popular items on the menu. When I tell you it was originally based on an old Two Fat Ladies recipe, you’ll probably understand why it wasn’t very Slimming World friendly.

Syn Free Meatloaf

Our original version of the recipe would have contained an awful lot of syns. Full fat beef, pork, bacon and sausage meat, lots of butter and a whole bottle of Red Wine. Yes, I did say a whole bottle!!

Meatloaf | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly
Our non Slimming World friendly restaurant version of the meatloaf!


Meatloaf | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly
Our pre Slimming World meatloaf!

We were looking through some pictures from our restaurant days and came across the famous meatloaf. This made us realise just how much we miss some of our old favourites, so we set about making this Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly Meatloaf.

Meatloaf | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

You’ll notice that we have used Slimming World Syn Free Sausages for this purely to keep it syn free, but if you don’t mind using a couple of Syns you can use whichever sausages you want. Just remember to adjust your Syns, WW points or calorie count accordingly.

Meatloaf | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

As we’re using very low fat meat and bacon medallions in this recipe there won’t be too much moisture during cooking, so it’s quite important that you spray the baking tray with Frylight before cooking. This will ensure the meatloaf doesn’t stick. You should also spray the meatloaf itself with Frylight before cooking due to the lack of fat on the bacon.

Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Meatloaf recipe.

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Meatloaf | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

portion 15 minutes 80 minutes



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287kcal 4

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)



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  1. Pre heat the oven to 220°C
  2. Sauté the onions, mushrooms and garlic in a little Frylight, until they are soft
  3. Add the red wine vinegar and balsamic and allow to reduce until all the liquid has evaporated
  4. Remove from the heat and set aside
  5. Remove the sausage meat from the skins and place it in a large bowl, then add the minced beef and pork
  6. Add nutmeg, coriander, allspice and thyme, then season with a little salt and pepper (don't forget the bacon will be salty. Using your hands, mix well until everything is combined
  7. Mix in the onions, mushrooms and garlic, then add the beaten egg. Combine well with your hands
  8. Frylight a roasting pan and place all the mixture in it, molding it into an oval shape. Arrange the bacon medallions over the top, overlapping each piece and tucking the ends under the meat, so that there are no gaps. Spray the surface with some Frylight
  9. Tuck some bay leaves into the bacon, then cook in a preheated oven for 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 180°C and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  10. Remove the loaf and place on a serving dish. Serve hot or cold.

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.


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  1. A fantastic recipe. So easy to make and really tasty and filling. I substituted the sausages(as I forgot to buy them!) with an extra grated onion and some fresh sage and parsley. Looking forward to it cold for lunch tomorrow too.

    1. Hi Helen,
      You could try roasting an aubergine. Spray it with Frylight, season and wrap in foil. Roast at 190 – 200°C until it is soft, then cut it in half, scoop out the insides and chop. Add it to the pan after you sauté the onions and garlic

  2. Have made this and it was lush could have it as a snack or made into a meal with slimming world roast potatoes cabbage and swede. Lovely thank you. X

  3. Made this for my family tonight. Tasted delicious. Family rated it 10/10. Love your recipes easy to make and taste amazing. Thank you xx

  4. Have just made this with one of the Just Add Wine sachets in the free gravy. Best meal I have had in ages…and I do like my sw meals. Thank you so much.

  5. Sounds absolutely delicious! I’m a little confused, however. Our SW Consultant says certain types of balsamic vinegar have syns. Ditto the wine. Or does the amount in the recipe make the syns negligible?

  6. Made the meatloaf let out the bacon and made an onion gravy with oxos and teaspoon flour, poured over meatloaf and baked . It was lovely, thanks for all the great recipes you create.

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