Meatloaf is one of those classics that many families have on regular dinner rotation. But have you ever considered replacing the breadcrumbs and other fillers with something healthier? Quinoa, a complete protein with a slightly nutty flavor, is a tasty alternative, and a good option for those with gluten sensitivities.
Give your kids an apron and let them literally get their hands dirty mixing and squishing the ingredients together. This recipe is incredibly simple—the only hard part of the night will be waiting for the meatloaf to cook! And as the meatloaf bakes, your kids will have plenty of time to finish their homework before joining the family for a hearty, home-cooked supper.
What You Need:
- 1 large egg
- 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
- ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons gluten free ketchup
- ½ cup cooked, drained quinoa
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- ½ carrot, grated
- ½ yellow onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper