Monday, March 12, 2012

Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf


Happy Monday Slow Roasters!  Today is On The Lighter Side at The Slow Roasted Italian.  I would like to share with you a new meatloaf I created.

We surely love meatloaf in this house, but I get a little tired of the old standard Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze which happens to be Chad's favorite dish that I make and Munchkins favorite 3 Ingredient Meatloaf  so, I decided to give some new flavors a try and I developed this incredibly flavorful and delicious Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf.  It is a great low calorie option as it only has 267 calories per serving and 8 grams of fat.

We love it so much I made it a 12 serving dish, so we could freeze half.  But the other half never made it to the freezer.  We ate it for 4 meals straight!  It was delicious with some spicy refried beans and some corn.  Enjoy!

Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf (serves 12)
2 lbs lean turkey
2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
4 egg whites
8 ounces diced green chiles (pureed), reserve 1 tbsp
1 1/4 cup enchilada sauce, divided
2 tablespoons Mrs Dash Southwest Chipolte
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup 2% Monterey Jack and Colby Cheese blend

Preheat oven to 350
°.  

Add green chiles (reserving 1 tablespoon) to blender or food processor and puree.

  
In a large bowl combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg whites, chiles, 1 cup enchilada sauce, Mrs Dash, salt and pepper.  Mix well.  Move mixture to a baking dish and shape into a rectangle.  (Meatloaf will be moist)


Bake on the center rack in your oven for 60 minutes uncovered.

After 60 minutes, remove meatloaf from oven and increase temperature to 400°.  Spread 1/4 cup enchilada sauce across the top of the meatloaf, sprinkle with cheese and 1 tablespoon reserved green chiles.


Bake for 5 minutes to melt cheese on top, remove from oven and serve.

Recipe printed from http://TheSlowRoastedItalian.com/
Copyright ©2012 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved. 

5 comments:

  1. A grand way to really add flavor and texture to ground turkey. Saving this.

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  2. Loving the green chile you added here! YUM!

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  3. I'm making meat loaf tonight, just ordinary meat loaf...I've never made turkey meat loaf...I've always been worried it would be dry. I like the green chiles and spices you added.

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  4. what a fun new way of cooking meatloaf! I love all these flavors! Delish

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  5. Oh my goodness, this looks fantastic! Only 267 calories makes it even better! Great recipe and thanks for sharing!

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