Gluten Free Lean Beef Meatloaf with Eggs

This is the recipe for juicy gluten free lean beef meatloaf high in protein and very low in fat and carbs. Precooked leek, onion and cabbage give the meatloaf its juicy consistency, while fennel seeds, ground cumin and chili peppers and garlic paste, provide flavour and delicious taste. Hard boiled eggs increase its already high protein content and make this dish suitable for high protein eating plans.

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Ingredients:

  • 500g of lean beef mince
  • 1 leek
  • 1 onion (white or red)
  • 2 cups of thinly shredded cabbage
  • 1 egg
  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 table spoons of olive oil (one to cook vegetables, the second to brush aluminium foil for baking)
  • 1 level tea spoon of fennel seeds
  • 1+ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 2 table spoons of garlic and chili peppers paste (can be substituted by 2 table spoons of gluten free tomato sauce or paste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2+ table spoons of sesame seeds

Preparation:

  • in a deep, wide pan heat 1 table spoon of olive oil, add fennel seeds
  • add chopped leek and onion and lightly fry them on low heat for 5min
  • season with salt
  • add cabbage, mix vegetables together, cover the pan with a lid and cook another 5 min
  • let vegetables rest and cool covered
  • place 4 eggs in cold water in a small sauce-pan, cook for 10 min after water starts to  boil, after that put eggs in cold water
  • in a big bowl combine beef mince, an egg, ground cumin, garlic and chili peppers paste, salt and pepper
  • add vegetables and mix everything together
  • brush aluminium foil with olive oil, spread half of mince mix in the middle in a thick layer
  • place hard-boiled eggs on the top of mince and cover with the second half of mince mix

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  • sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the log, cover it completely

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  • bake in preheated fan-forced oven at 190 degrees for 30 min, open the foil, change the temperature to 160 degrees and bake the loaf for another 50-60min

The meatloaf can be served both warm with salads, rice, potato mash, pasta and cold on sandwiches. It is excellent for lunch boxes, especially when reheating option is not available.

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