Mexican Chicken Meatloaf (GF & TMX)

based on this somewhat confusing recipe i made this last night - it was delicious though it still needs some tweaking.

2 cloves Garlic
around 500-750g chicken meat - breasts, thighs or a combination, still slightly frozen and diced
1/2 bunch fresh coriander
2 Eggs
50g Rice Crumbs (i used Casalare brand)
1/2 tspn chicken stock concentrate or 1 tspn GF stock powder
1 1/2 - 2 tabs taco spice mix

Vegetables of your choice - sweet potato, plain potato quartered, carrot roughly chopped, green beans topped and tailed

Meatloaf Method
Place garlic & coriander for sauce & meatloaf into TM bowl and chop for 6 seconds on speed 6. Place half in a bowl and keep for sauce.

Add cubed chicken into bowl. Set dial to closed lid position and pulse meat 8 to 10 times on Turbo to mince.

Add remaining ingredients except vegetables and set dial to closed lid position and pulse 5 times on Turbo again. Mix for 20 seconds on speed 5.

Remove mixture from the bowl and shape into one or two large loavesthe length of the varoma (depending on how much chicken used).

Spray Varoma dish with oil, place meatloaf longways across the centre of the dish (or if you have 2 loaves, place them across the varoma) and pack vegetables loosely around it. *

2 cloves Garlic
1 small Onion, peeled and halved
1/2 bunch fresh coriander
1 Celery stick, roughly chopped
40g Oil
150g White Wine
2 tins 400g Peeled Tomatoes
1 Sweet potato, cut into 1" dice
1 Carrot, roughly chopped
1 large Potato, cut into 1" dice
1 green capsicum, cored and cut into 8 pieces
1/2 tspn chicken stock concentrate or 1 tspn GF stock powder
1 1/2 - 2 tabs taco spice mix
jalapeno peppers to taste (optional)

Method for Sauce
Place garlic, onion, coriander and celery into the TM bowl and chop for 3 seconds on speed 5.

Add oil and sauté for 3 minutes at 100°C on speed 1. (I forgot this bit and it was fine without it ;))

Add remaining ingredients including vegetables and cook for 5 minutes at Varoma temperature on speed 1.

Place Varoma dish with meatloaf into position and cook for 35 minutes on speed 2 at Varoma temperature. *

Serve on large platter together with vegetables and pour sauce over.

* i didn't weigh my chicken but am guessing i had around 750g and had only made one long loaf. the 35 minutes was not long enough to cook it through - it was only half cooked, but the vegies were all done or overdone (i had added the beans and julienned carrots after the potatoes had cooked for 10-15 mins). Next time I will probably cook it in 2 loaves for 45 minutes, but only add the larger vegies in the last 30 minutes, and the smaller ones for the last 15 minutes. Once i get this recipe so i'm happy with it i will update :D

PS: i have to say that even though this was delicious and sounds like kid-friendly food my kids had conniptions over it and emelia only ate the chicken, ryan only ate the potato and rora refused to eat even one bite LOL

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