homemade meals can actually be convenient - as long as they're not
fancy or showoff-y. This meatloaf, too, cooks handsomely in the
microwave in less than 20 minutes.
1 pound spinach, stemmed and washed
1 medium onion (6 ounces), peeled and
3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
¾ cup cooked quinoa
¼ cup and ½ tablespoon
½ cup and 1 tablespoon ketchup
2 tablespoons gluten-free tamari soy
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef,
preferably top round
Place the spinach in a 10-inch pie plate
or quiche dish. Cook,
uncovered, at 100% power for 5 minutes in a microwave oven.
Remove from the oven and let stand until cool.
Place the spinach in a food processor
and coarsely chop. Remove to a
large mixing bowl. Place the onion and garlic in the food processor and
finely chop. Add to the spinach along with the remaining ingredients
except the beef and blend well. Once the mixture is uniform, add beef
and combine well.
Transfer the mixture to a glass loaf
pan measuring 9 x 5 x 3 inches,
making sure there are no air pockets. Cover tightly with microwave
plastic wrap and cook at 100% power for 15 minutes. Prick the plastic
to release steam.
Remove from the oven and uncover.
Cover with a kitchen towel and let
stand for 15 minutes. Serve hot or cold.
Makes 4 to 6 servings