Meat Loaf

I know that meat loaf does not exactly sound like the most delicious dinner, but this one is actually quite tasty. I have adapted it from a Donna Hay recipe. It is wheat free, dairy free and egg free.

Serves 6.

You will need;

1  tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

1  small bunch of oregano – pull the leaves off

1  onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic sliced

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa

1/2 cup water

500g beef mince

500g lamb mince

1 teaspoon sea salt flakes

cracked black pepper

1/2 chilli chopped

1 cup flat leaf parsley chopped

1/2 cup chopped pistachios

1/2 cup pine nuts

1/3 cup currants

2 tablespoons caramelised balsamic vinegar

Cook the quinoa until done, drain & put aside. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Heat the oil in a pan and add the oregano leaves and cook until crisp, add the garlic, onion and chilli to the pan and cook until onion is soft. Combine all of the ingredients except the caramelised balsamic vinegar and mix up thoroughly with your hands. Put it into a lightly oiled 1.5 litre saucepan, or any type of container that can go in the oven. Cook for 30 minutes, remove from oven and drizzle the caramelised balsamic vinegar and extra olive oil over the top, and serve with either mash and veg, salad, or have on some wheat free bread as a sandwich.