Meatloaf rolled with pinenuts, spinach and cheese

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Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful time and are not getting too much stressed about buying presents for Christmas, instead I wanted to share with you one of my favourite recipes that I actually cook for the Christmas dinner. Basically it is a rolled meatloaf filled with pine nuts, spinach and cheddar cheese, it is cooked in the oven and it tastes delicious because the mince meat is flavoured with spices, onion, garlic and the flavour is balanced by the spinach, pine nuts and the cheese.

I accompanied it with a simple peas puree which goes really well with the whole dish. I think this recipe is perfect for a special dinner such as Christmas and want to make a good impression or cook something new and exquisite.

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For this recipe you will need:

Serves 2 people

250 gr of mincemeat

1/3 of an onion

2 cloves of garlic

1 egg

20 gr of cheddar cheese

10-15 gr of pine nuts

6-7 leaves of fresh spinach

Oregano

Parsley

Paprika

Salt

1 teaspoon of olive oil

Wild fennel

Bread crumbs

 

The preparation:

First of all, put the mincemeat and the spices in a bowl, then add the onion and the garlic (I grate them in a grater this way you will only feel the flavour and esthetically will look better). Then  mix everything together really well for about 10 minutes (I used my cleaned hands) then add the egg (if  after that the mixture is a bit wet add some bread crumbs if it is not do not add it).

Mix again until you have a uniform texture then put it in the fridge for about 15 minutes.

Take the mixture from the fridge and flatten it with your hands in a rectangular-square shape and then place in the middle the spinach the pine nuts and the cheese cut into sticks making sure to leave the borders empty. Then simply roll it slowly making sure the filling doesn’t come out.

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Drizzle with some olive oil on the top and cook in the oven for about 25 minutes at gas mark 5 (190 C), 375 F.

While it is cooking you will see  some delicious liquids coming out from the meatloaf take a table-spoon and pour it in the top so that the meatloaf doesn’t get dry. When it is cooked (or slightly brown) turn the oven off and leave the meatloaf rest for 5 minutes, then serve.

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I accompanied the meatloaf with a peas puree which is easy to make, simply boil the peas with salt and a clove of garlic then drain it on a cold ice water so that you don’t lose the vibrant colours then blend all together.

I hope you will like this delicious recipe and give it a go,

See you next recipe! 🙂

Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

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22 comments

  1. Looks tasty – I’ll definitely give that a go.

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice words, please do let me know how it goes. 🙂
      Have a nice weekend,
      Alice

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  2. Such a beautiful presentation! Perfect for Christmas … and any other Sunday perhaps …

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    1. Thank you lovely Ginger for the nice comment! I am happy you like it! 🙂
      Have a nice weekend,
      Alice

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  3. Normally, I dont like the idea of meatloaf….maybe because my Mom used to make her in the microwave when I was a kid (you know….25 years ago) but this looks YUMMY! Pinenuts, spinach and cheese are a win in my book!

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    1. Lol, Thank you so much The Primitive Palate for the nice comment, please do give it a go, I am sure you will like it as much as I do! 🙂
      Have a nice weekend,
      Alice

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  4. Beautiful presentation of a yummy dinner idea. Thanks for the share.

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    1. Thank you so much memarose3 for the lovely words. I really do appreciate!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. Sounds delicious. I will have to make this sometime.

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    1. Thank you juliadeniro for the nice comment. I am really happy you want to try it, please do let me know how it goes!
      Have a nice weekend,
      Alice

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  6. In France we say miam miam! Definitely going to try it … hope it turns out as pretty as yours 🙂

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    1. Lol, thank you so much Osyth for the nice words. I am sure your meatloaf will look beautiful and please do let me know how it goes! 🙂
      Have a nice weekend,
      Alice

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  7. Wonderful recipe for a Christmas dinner! XX

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    1. Thank you very much Serena!

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  8. Looks delicious

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    1. Thank you very much Run Wright for the nice words!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  9. petra08 · · Reply

    A true aha moment! I have never thought of rolling the meatloaf and it looks great! I will make this for sure! What a great dish 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much petra08 for the very nice comment. I loved the “aha moment” lol, hope you will like the results as much as I do.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  10. this is a interesting recipe ill try it too 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much anaminah, I hope you will enjoy it 🙂
      I like discovering and creating new ideas,

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  11. Beautifully photographed dish! And sounds tasty too!

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    1. My husband and I love cooking and finding new interesting and tasty recipes 🙂

      Thanks a lot for commenting 🙂 🙂

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