Saturday, October 07, 2006

Gobble, gobble

I found a recipe at Allrecipes for a turkey meatloaf the other day and decided to test it out. I had some ground turkey left over from my stuffed peppers and wanted to use it. The loaf ended up being kind of short but it tasted alright. However, I'm used to a tomato based sauce on my meatloaf; this recipe didn't have one. If I made this again, which I don't think I will, I would add some sort of sauce to it. I'd give it a 3/5. I have a couple of Cooking Light recipes for turkey meatloaf that I'd like to try; they look better than this one.

Healthy Turkey Loaf

1/2 pound ground turkey
1 egg
1/4 cup salsa
1/8 cup chopped red bell pepper (I only used green bell pepper; the others are too expensive)
1/8 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs (I added some wheat bran because it was a little too mushy)
lemon pepper to taste
I added some Parmesan cheese on top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl combine the turkey, egg, salsa, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, onion, bread crumbs and lemon pepper. Mix well with hands until blended. Press mixture into a loaf pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. You REALLY need to cook for about an hour. Just check it, but definitely longer than 25 minutes!

1 comment:

Heather said...

Ok initially, I don't know if I would have liked this meatloaf either from the appearance.
If you want to make meatloaf from ground turkey I have plenty of recipes for you. Just let me know.
I am a meatloaf conisour or however you spell it.