Everyone needs a good meatloaf recipe. There's nothing better than some comfort food, especially once winter rolls around. What if you could have the comfort without all the guilt that usually follows? With this recipe you can.
Using lean ground turkey instead of beef saves immensely on calories and is better for you. Also, kicking it up a notch with jalapenos and cayenne pepper will boost your metabolism. Not to mention the Panko bread crumb topping that offers the satisfactory crunch without all of the calories of regular bread crumbs.
20 oz Lean Ground Turkey (1 1/4 lb)
1/2 Cup Chopped Red Onion
1/3 Cup Chopped Green Onion
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1- 2 Diced Jalapenos (with seeds)
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (optional)
1/4 Teaspoon Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon Thyme
1 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg (really enhances the flavor)
1 Tablespoon Spicy Mustard (for top of meat loaf)
1/3 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs (for sprinkling on top)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray loaf pan with non stick spray. Combine all of the main ingredients and seasonings together in a bowl. Then form into a loaf, pressing into the pan. Now for the toppings. Spread the spicy mustard evenly across the top, then sprinkle the panko bread crumbs. Bake for 45 min - 1 hour. Use a meat thermometer to gauge when it's cooked. Let sit for a few minutes and serve with some veggies. Maybe even indulge in some mashed potatoes :).
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