After coming home for a long vacation and not cooking/baking during this time, I felt that my cooking skill was somehow affected :-), so decided to make something very simple by modifying a meatloaf recipe using quinoa.

It is a very easy recipe, just mix all the ingredients together, place in the oven and you have a beautiful meal.

By the way, will post pictures and experiences of our vacation in Turkey and Greece shortly


1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb lean ground pork
1 cup red quinoa, rinsed and pre-soaked in water for about 30 minutes
1 small onion finely chopped
3 tomatoes without seed and chopped
2 green onion chopped
½ bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
½ teaspoon ground all spice
Salt and pepper to taste.


Mix all the ingredients together.

Place in a oven safe dish and bake for 40 minutes at 350F.

Serve hot.


Did you know that quinoa has naturally a coat of saponins which makes it bitter? But the ones that we buy are processed, so the saponins which are toxic are removed. Quinoa is gluten free, therefore is easily digested.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week!