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Quinoa meatloaf
Quinoa Meatloaf
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Author: Lisa Richards
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 brown onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. chilli powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 14 oz. jar chopped tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
Instructions
  1. Cook the quinoa in boiling water according to the packet’s instructions. Put to one side.
  2. In a medium pan heat the oil over a medium heat and cook the onion until soft and translucent. About 3-4 minutes.
  3. Stir in the garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes until soft.
  4. Pre heat the oven to 180C.
  5. In a large bowl mix together half the onion, garlic, mince, eggs, cooked qunioa and herbs, as well as salt and pepper.
  6. Grease a 1lb loaf tin or line with baking paper.
  7. Press the mince mixture into the tin and bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes until cooked through. If the meat begins to brown to quickly on top, cover with a little foil.
  8. Whilst the meatloaf is cooking, in a large pan simmer to tomatoes with the other half of the onion, oregano and basil for 15 minutes, then blend until smooth.
  9. Once the meatloaf has cooked, leave it to rest in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a serving plate. Re heat the sauce, pour over the meatloaf and top with freshly chopped parsley.