Friday, January 27, 2012

Mini Spinach Meatloaves

Hello Blog World,

First I have to say I have been a slacko the past week and have forgotten to give props to two fabulous blogs that have featured me! Yes me!! I was in such awe when I saw their posts.

Firstly to Kelley @ The Grant Life for featuring my Retro Ruffle Apron, she hosts a wonderful party every Friday and she has just posted a recipe for some scrumptious looking oatmeal!

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Secondly to Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker for featuring my Jar of Nothing, her party is every Thursday, there is a new one up so go over and check it out for some great inspiration.

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Thank you ladies for noticing me and thinking I am worthy, I was absolutely thrilled!!

But today I have another healthier recipe for you (yes still hand sewing, hopefully will be finished this weekend and I can actually start piecing my quilt together.  YAY!! And then no more recipes for a while, I promise)

I present to you Mini Spinach Meatloaves

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(full recipe after the pretty pictures)
As always grab your fresh ingredients.

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Mix all in a bowl and form 4 round balls, make a small hollow in each and stuff with defrosted frozen spinach.

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Cover hole, place in baking tray, cover with sauce and bake for 20-30 minutes.
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I serve mine with jacket potato, steamed green beans and carrots.

Mini Spinach Meatloaves (full recipe)
(adapted from calorie king)
What you will need
  • 160 g frozen spinach
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
How to cook it
Preheat oven to 180C.

Defrost spinach. Squeeze out excess liquid ( you can use fresh spinach if on hand, we will often do that)

In a bowl, combine mince, oats, onions, tomato paste, pepper and garlic. Mix well.

Divide mixture into 4 balls. Make a hollow in the centre of each ball and fill with one quarter of the spinach. Shape into round patties to enclose filling. Place in baking dish and spread barbecue sauce over top of loaves.

Cook uncovered in oven for 20 - 30 minutes or until meat is firm.

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This is another family favourite, and very quick to make.  Hubby normally lathers his potatoes in butter or sour cream, and I use salsa as it’s lot healthier.  Using salsa and serving with potatoes, carrots and beans the whole meal weighs in at 363 calories and 7.5g of fat but it doesn’t feel that healthier, it has heaps of taste and flavour and something I like to cook when I feel like having a fatty meal (as it makes me feel like it’s cheating because of how good it is when in fact I’m not).

On that note a quick update on the healthier lifestyle, I have been exercising every day for the past 2 weeks, I had put on 4 kilo’s over December and beginning of January, but happy to report I have lost them again and an extra one. So starting from this year I have now lost 5kg! Yay for me.

Now off to finish this darn hand sewing and don’t forget to check out Kelley @ The Grant Life & Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker.

Until then Happy Crafting.


Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

This looks like a really good recipe, definitely a bit healthier than the version I use. Thanks so much for linking up:)

NarNar said...

Hey Michelle,
Remember me? Yeah, I've sort of given up on the whole blog thing but just felt like checking in to see how you are doing. Nov/Dec and I suppose into Jan were not great months for me in regards to keeping it healthy but I'm also starting to get back on track. Glad you are keeping it up!
All the best,

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