Sunday, September 18, 2011

Meatloaf...Take 3!

So, you may remember my long overdue Meatloaf Victory a few months ago.
Well, since the easy meatloaf recipe was such a success, I decided to try it with ground turkey instead.  Don't worry, I still kept my "hidden" veggies and additional spices out of it. Hmph.  But using 99% lean ground turkey in this recipe makes it even more healthy, and I just like it better.


So here you go! Try my turkey meatloaf recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound 99% extra lean ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup fat free milk (I add, as needed, and don't measure...)
  • 1/2 cup Saltine cracker crumbs (I pulsed these in the food processor)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (also pulverized in the food processor)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten  (I actually skipped this, this time, and it was completely un-missed. Add if you like.)

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients (EXCEPT MILK) together gently. Add in milk a bit at a time; the turkey and saltine crackers will absorb the milk.  Keep adding, until you've reached about 1/3 of a cup, or until the mixture won't absorb much more.  (Or just dump in 1/3 of a cup and call it good. I won't tell.)  Form into a loaf and place in baking dish or loaf pan. Top with more ketchup if desired. (Here I topped it with half ketchup, half A1 sauce about 30 minutes into the cooking)
Bake at 350° for about 1 hour.
Serve with a bit of additional A1 sauce or ketchup.
Serves 4.
 
**Note: I halved the recipe above and used 2 mini loaf pans to speed up the cooking time.
 
And there you have: Mom's (Healthier) Meatloaf.
So there.

Up next....my adventures in kale.

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