Beef, Quinoa and Zucchini Meatloaf


800g Lean Beef Mince
½ Cup Quinoa, rinsed
2 Zucchini, grated
1 Carrot, grated
3 tsp Smoked Paprika
3 Cloves Garlic, crushed
1 Egg, lightly whisked
70g grated Cheddar Cheese



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Place quinoa and 1 cup of water in a saucepan and bring to simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10-12 minutes until water has evaporated.
  3. Grate zucchini and sprinkle with salt. Squeeze zucchini to extract excess water.
  4. Place all beef mince, cooked quinoa, half the cheese and the rest of the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  5. Place mixture into the tin. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on the top.
  6. Bake for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reads 71°C. Allow to cool for 20 minutes and place on cooling rack to cool.

Source: https://www.australianbeef.com.au/recipes/Beef-zucchini-and-quinoa-meatloaf/