I've always been a fan of Mediterranean dishes and try to incorporate those flavors into my cooking as much as possible. Now that my family is back under one roof, I've been cooking much more and experimenting in the kitchen. I hadn't made a meatloaf in ages and had the urge, but wanted to shake things up a bit. I looked through my ingredients and realized I didn't have any breadcrumbs, ugh, but really wanted the meatloaf. Since I love quinoa, I figured that would be a good substitute. I added some feta cheese, chives and greek dressing for flavor and this delicious meatloaf was born. And let me just say, even my meatloaf despising children LOVED this dish. Like, had seconds loved it.
What you'll need:
- 1 pound ground meat, I used turkey. If you really want it Greek style, use ground lamb.
- 1/2 cup Quinoa
- a pinch of salt and ground pepper
- 1/3 cup Feta cheese, I used Mediterranean herb flavor
- 1/4 cup chopped chives
- 4 tbsp Greek salad dressing
What you'll do:
- In a large mixing bowl, mix ground meat, quinoa, salt, pepper, feta, chives and dressing until all ingredients are combined.
- Place into a greased loaf pan/baking dish. Cover with foil.
- Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
- Remove foil.
- Bake for an additional 30 minutes or until center is cooked and edges are browning.
- Remove and let sit for 10 minutes.
- When serving, drizzle Greek dressing over your dish for extra flavor.
- Enjoy with Green beans and a fresh Greek salad!