Friday, September 12, 2014

Quinoa Mini Meatloaves


I am thinking of planning a quinoa week where I make something with quinoa for every meal.  It is so versatile and whatever, I have put it in, has come out beautifully.  Here is another example of using quinoa wisely.

Also, this leads me to think about all the ways I add filler to meat loaf.  I find that it can be too heavy without some kind of filler whether it be mashed tomatoes,  rice, bread crumbs or spinach.  I have made it with whole hard boiled eggs inside or a layer of sliced potatoes in the middle of the meatloaf.  

Many people don't like meatloaf but I think if they would play with it and make it to their liking, they would find that it is another versatile dish.


Quinoa Mini Meatloaves

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 pound ground turkey
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley


Method:

Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine all ingredients.  Using an ice cream scoop "plop" 2 - 3 scoops of meatloaf into each mold.

Place pans on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and turn over on plate.  Brush 1 teaspoon barbecue sauce  on top of each loaf.

Eat and enjoy.

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6 comments:

  1. My mother used to make meatloaf every Wednesday night when I was growing up. So funny ! She worked and had a recipe for each night of the week and stuck to it . We didn't seem to mind. She was a good cook and we loved her meatloaf, mashed potatoes and string beans! I love your quinoa idea

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  2. made pizza crust today with quinoa. another fab way to incorporte this healthy grain into your diet

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  3. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  5. This is a very original recipe. I have not seen a quinoa meatloaf. Thanks for coming to Weekend Bites ( formally Foodie Friday.)

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