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Best Monkey Gland Sauce Meatloaf

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In need of some comfort food, this juicy meatloaf ticked all the boxes, with yummy Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes and the Best Monkey gland Sauce Meatloaf with no leftovers!

Monkey gland sauce has its origins in South Africa. It has been featured as a restaurant item since the 1930s, becoming a South African restaurant and fast food staple condiment. It is a thick, sweet, and tangy sauce and is dark in color. It is typically served as a topping for grilled steaks or burgers but is also used as a marinade, a dipping sauce for onion rings and fries, or on roasted potatoes.

Monkey Gland Sauce Meatloaf and IP Mashed potatoes

Monkey Gland Sauce Meatloaf

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In need of some comfort food and this juicy meatloaf ticked all the boxes, with yummy IP Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a spicy Monkeygland Sauce. No leftovers!

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dinner Recipes


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For the glaze

IP Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • 6 potatoes cut into quarters
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 3 whole cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbsp. salted butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. cream cheese (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cream (or milk)
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Monkey Gland Sauce

  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 12 chilies, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, skinned and finely diced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup chutney
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 12 tsp hot sauce / Tabasco (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp crushed chili flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water or as needed



  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, knead together the ground beef, onion, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, basil, oregano, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Shape the meat into a loaf and put it into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake in the for 45 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, whisk up the glaze mixture in a small bowl.
  7. Pour it over the hot meatloaf and smooth over with the back of a spoon.
  8. Increase the oven temperature to 200 degrees C and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

IP Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  1. Add the potatoes, the stock, and the garlic (in that order) to the Instant Pot and hit “Pressure Cook” High Pressure for 6 minutes.
  2. Quick release when done.
  3. Drain the stock.
  4. Sprinkle baking powder
  5. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes up in the pot.
  6. Add in the butter, cream cheese, garlic salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese (if using)
  7. Add the cream until you get the consistency you like.
  8. Stir until well combined.
  9. Add parsley or chives (optional

Monkey Gland Sauce

  1. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pot and sauté onions and chili until soft.
  2. Add garlic and fry until fragrant.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook until broken down.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes adding water as needed


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 1501
  • Sugar: 47
  • Sodium: 4161
  • Fat: 65
  • Saturated Fat: 26
  • Unsaturated Fat: 31
  • Trans Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 139
  • Fiber: 13
  • Protein: 95
  • Cholesterol: 325

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2 thoughts on “Best Monkey Gland Sauce Meatloaf”

    • Just to provide you some background on the sauce:
      Monkey gland sauce has its origins in South Africa. It has been featured as a restaurant item since the 1930s, becoming a South African restaurant and fast food staple condiment. It is a thick, sweet and tangy sauce and dark in colour. It is typically served as a topping for grilled steaks or burgers, but is also used as a marinade, a dipping sauce for onion rings and fries, or on roasted potatoes.

      South African diners added sauces such as chutney, tomato sauce, and Worcester sauce to French dishes before eating it. Thus, the disgruntled chefs combined all the condiments to create a sauce which they named monkey gland sauce


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