Quinoa cooked in beef fat

It’s time to bring this quinoa cooked in business to a close

That doesn’t mean I’m giving up on quinoa or that I’m going to stop mentioning quinoa. That would be crazy. But I’m not going to make a big deal anymore about cooking quinoa in various animal fats, viz., beef, lamb, pork and poultry fat.

Tonight I made a meatloaf and used regular beef mince which means it’s not lean and there’s more beef fat in it. I also added some butter, which is made from cream from bovine milk. So another form of beef fat. 

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Quinoa cooked in beef fat
 
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 500 g Regular beef mince
  • ⅓ cup Quinoa
  • 1 tbsp shredded Parsley
  • 1 tbsp shredded Mint
  • 1 tbsp shredded Coriander
  • 1 sliced Jalapeño pepper
  • 1 sliced Red chili
  • ½ tsp Ground pepper
  • ½ tsp Sea salt
  • 50 g Butter
  • 100 g Smoked cheddar cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Lime zest 1 lime
  • Lime juice 1 lime
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl add everything and with your hands mix it all together except for the butter and cheese
  2. Put a layer of meat mixture in the bottom of a pyrex bowl
  3. Add a nice big wedge of butter and thick slices of smoked cheddar cheese
  4. Put the remaining meat mixture on top and add more butter and cheese
  5. Cook in an oven at 150 °C for 45 minutes
  6. Allow the meatloaf to rest for 15 minutes
  7. Slice and serve with salad
  8. Shoot a photograph
  9. Eat the meal
  10. Wash the dishes
  11. Write the recipe
  12. Blog (verb)
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Should I do another “quinoa cooked in”? If yes, what should I try? 

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8 Responses

    1. No, I just put it in uncooked when I was mixing everything in the mince. My aim was to make a wet mixture and during the cooking the quinoa would absorb a lot of the moisture. It did 🙂

  1. How about putting a nice slab of pork belly over some quinoa and letting the fat melt into the quinoa. Or lamb. Lamb would be good.

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