Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Fun With Food Tuesday


Linking in with the wonderful Ange!

I thought I would try and do a recipe a week and link up with Ange... 

All my recipes will be safe for gluten-free folks unless otherwise stated, and most likely will be easy to adapt if it isn't gluten-free specifically!


I have been thinking about setting up a 'Tab' for recipes, as I am cooking a lot more now (and baking), and am really experimenting with gluten-free recipes; my hubby has a severe intolerance. I know I am always on the look-out for good, healthy, family-friendly gluten-free recipes; so my guess is if I am, others will be also... so why not make it easier for them by having a tab on my blog! So far I have steered clear of sharing recipes, as I don't enjoy cooking / baking (although starting to relax and enjoy it more now) and just didn't want my blog to be 'the same 'ole, same 'ole' as so many others! But there comes a time when you (I) need to rethink where this blog is heading, what I want it to focus on, and of course the inevitable why I am I even bothering to blog! And of course - if my interests and focus changes personally, then do I allow this to happen naturally on my blog also? Naturally, the answer to that question (at least this time) is YES!


So my first recipe that I will be sharing is our dinner from last night, it was a new recipe for me - but it's simple, yummy, quick and easy, family and gluten-free friendly (with a bit of tweaking), and of course - reasonably healthy!

Mini Meatloaves Original recipe can be found here 

500 grams beef mince
1 egg
1/2 cup tasty cheese, grated
1/2 cup bread crumbs (I used gluten-free flour)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

TOPPING:
2 Tbsp Seeded Mustard
2 Tbsp Tomato Sauce
1 cup grated tasty cheese

Preheat oven to 200oC (please note, I cooked them at 180oC for slightly longer).

In a bowl mix the mince, egg, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup each breadcrumbs (or flour) and tasty cheese.

Form the mixture into 4 loaves (please note - I made about 6-7 of them, knowing my children were to small to eat a quarter of the meat I had there), and press into a well-oiled muffin tray (I just shaped them with my hands and placed them into a lined baking tin as below).


Mix the mustard, tomato sauce and cheese together, and place a quarter of the mixture on each of the loaves.


I baked the kids ones in a separate tin, and watered down the topping significantly for them; as I knew they wouldn't cope with the mustard... I also didn't actually measure out the topping ingredients - just throwing it on the loaves above for hubby and me. Turns out it is probably important to at least attempt to measure, because as much as I loved them - hubby said the mustard was to much for him!

Bake for 20 minutes (or thereabouts)!


OMG - the smell was heavenly!

I served ours with a fresh salad and hot home-made chippies (which I always fail, but keep trying anyway... one day I'll get it right *grin*)!


I remembered the beetrot this time Mum!

Even the baby got in on the action this time, however his dinner looked like this:


But it was still yummy... please note - 'lil M does eat finger food as well, but he is such a stug (seriously, he eats like a horse), that we always feed him first and then offer him finger food afterwards, or we'd be sitting at the table FOREVER!


3 comments :

Ange - Tall, Short and Tiny said...

Mmmm, I like the sound of the cheesy mustard topping! Thanks so much for joining in xx

MaxineD said...

Hmmm - those sound yummy!!
I find oven chips take approx 30 mins at 190oC,(fan bake) and our oven is fairly fast too. I suggest you get the chips under way before putting in the loaves.
Love and blessings
M

Lisa said...

yum its a must try!