1.Preheat oven to 180ºC. Line 1 medium loaf pan or 4 mini pans with bacon, covering the base and sides.
2.Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté onion, garlic and sage for 3-4 minutes until softened and fragrant. Set aside to cool.
3.In a large bowl, combine the minces and mix in the quinoa, sautéed onion, egg and season well. Blend together and divide between the 4 loaf pans, if using, pressing in firmly.
4.Place the pan or pans in a large roasting dish. Fill the dish with hot water so it comes about halfway up the sides of the pan. Cover the whole dish with foil. Bake for 25 minutes.
5.Remove foil and cook for 10-15 minutes more until the tops are golden and the juices run clear when pierced with a skewer. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, then invert onto serving plates. Serve with your favourite chutney and a salad.
It’s meatloaf, but not as you know it! This is lighter in texture due to the quinoa and is a nice way to introduce a different meat, such as turkey, to your diet. The kids will love the mini loaves, and leftovers make great lunches. Next time you’re cooking quinoa, make an extra cup and try this unique and tasty dinner dish.