Tuesday 21 February, 2017 0 Comments

 This delicious meatloaf recipe is a winner with kids and adults. It’s full of healthy fats and protein, meaning it is ideal for someone who is a protein type. You could also adjust the portion sizes for a mixed type or carb type. 

It keeps well in the fridge for several days making it a great meal prep item for quick meals throughout the week.

Ingredients 

(serves 2 with leftovers)

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Option available

1 onion 
3 cloves garlic 
1 apple, quartered and cored 
1 Tbsp butter or coconut oil 
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 
2 Tbsp plum or fruit chutney 
500 grams mince 
1 carrot, grated 
1 tsp oregano 
1 tsp thyme 
1 egg 
2 Tbsp ground almonds 
2 Tbsp chia seeds
6 strips of streaky bacon

Green Salad 
click here for recipe



Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Put onion, garlic, apple in a food processor and whiz briefly, then transfer to a medium size frying pan with 1 Tbsp of butter or coconut oil and gently cook until the mixture has softened and begins to caramelise. Add to the pan 1 Tbsp of balsamic vinegar with 2 Tbsp or either plum sauce or fruit chutney and cook to incorporate and caramelise. 
  3. Add the mince, herbs, egg, ground almonds, chia seeds and caramelised onion and apple mixture back into the food processor and process until well combined. 
  4. Tip the meat loaf out on a bench or a board and shape to the size of a small loaf tin. 
  5. Wrap the meatloaf with the streaky bacon and place in loaf tin. 
  6. Place meatloaf in the oven and bake for 40 minutes then turn the oven to grill and grill for a further 5 minutes until the bacon is golden and crisp looking. 
  7. Let to rest in the loaf tin for 5-10 minutes, and then pour off any excess liquid before cutting to serve. 
  8. Serve with a simple leafy green salad click here for recipes.


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