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Our experts give you
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food for thought
How easy is it to include Heart Foundation Tick products in everyday
meals? Read our taste panel’s verdict, then try the recipe for yourself!
The dried
“ Italian
provide a real
flavour boost
to both the
meatloaf and
the editor
roast vegies.
This version is also less greasy
than traditional meatloaf recipes,
and the beans and oats give it
a nice, almost nutty, texture.
Tracey Platt
Food fan and SFI team leader
Prep time
“ was
cooking was
slow. But this
is a clever
way to get
the m
kids to eat
vegies. Best of all, they don’t
know the kidney beans are in
it. It could replace the Sunday
roast. A nice meal!
The multi-tasking super-mum
I had never
“ tried
before. It
looked weird,
but I really
loved it! It
the kid
was great
with the tomato sauce, and the
roasted vegetables were nice.
I’d have this meal again.
SMS ‘AUG’ to
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Beef and bean
Serves 4
2 brown onions
3 carrots
3 zucchini
500g premium lean
beef mince
420g can Edgell red kidney
beans, drained, rinsed
1 cup Uncle Tobys
traditional oats
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
Gold’N Canola oil cooking spray
Fountain no added salt tomato
sauce, to serve
1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease
4 Meanwhile, cut remaining
a 7cm-deep, 11cm x 21cm (base)
loaf pan. Line base and sides
with baking paper, allowing a
2cm overhang at both long ends.
2 Roughly chop 1 onion,
1 carrot and 1 zucchini. Place
in a food processor. Process
for 30 seconds or until finely
chopped. Transfer to a large
bowl. Add mince, beans, oats,
egg and 2 teaspoons of herbs.
Using clean hands, mix until
well combined.
3 Press mixture firmly into pan.
Place on the lower shelf of the
oven. Bake for 25 minutes.
onion into wedges. Cut
remaining carrots and zucchini
into 2cm pieces. Place in a
baking dish. Spray lightly with
oil. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with
remaining herbs. Place above
the meatloaf. Bake both for
a further 35 minutes or until
meatloaf is firm to the touch.
5 Remove meatloaf from oven.
Stand for 10 minutes. Turn
vegetables over and bake
for a further 10 minutes or
until tender.
6 Slice meatloaf. Serve with
vegetables and tomato sauce.
Expert at avoiding anything green
the use
“ofI love
oats and
kidney beans
to boost fibre
and provide
the dietitia
energy. Oats are a rich source
of fibre, particularly soluble
fibre which helps lower
cholesterol absorption.
Coral Colyer
Also known as the ‘Tick Chick’
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Tick approved foods used in this recipe
✱ Edgell red kidney beans
✱ Uncle Tobys traditional oats
✱ Fountain no added salt tomato sauce
✱ Gold’N Canola oil cooking spray
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