Friday, August 22, 2008

Turkey Meatloaf

I printed a bunch of Weight Watchers recipes several months ago and made some really great dinners. One of them was this meatloaf. Aaron & I both like this recipe over any other meatloaf recipe I've made (even Emeril's with a million ingredients!). The flavor is awesome and just the fact that it's a lighter version of a good comfort food makes it even better. It's only August, but I am ready for Fall now. I was a little anxious about getting into cool weather cooking.

I think this was also the first thing I ever made using ground turkey.

Points: 6
Servings: 5
Preparation Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 43 min.
Difficulty: Easy

1 TBSP Olive oil
3/4 cup onion(s), chopped finely
1/4 cup green pepper(s), chopped finely
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese, sharp
1 1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 tsp. ketchup
1/2 tsp. table salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 pound uncooked ground turkey breast (I only used 1 lb)
1 spray of cooking spray
1/2 cup ketchup
1 TBSP unpacked light brown sugar
1 tsp. mustard

Preheat oven to 350F.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic. Saute 3 minutes. Cool.

Combine onion mixture, cheese and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl; toss to moisten bread. Crumble turkey over onion mixture; stir until just blended.

The mixture, before adding the meat & egg:

Pack meat into an 8x4 loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Combine 1/2 cup ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard in a small bowl; stir well.

Spread ketchup mixture over meat loaf and bake an additional 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.

Remove meat loaf from pan. Cut into 10 slices. (Serving size: 2 slices)


Joelen said...

Its been ages since I had meatloaf. My husband doesn't care for it but perhaps I'll give it another try. I especially like that this is a healthier version too!

Cate said...

Thanks for posting this! My husband asked if I could make turkey meatloaf for dinner sometime next week and this one looks perfect!

MrsSchoon said...

This looks great! I bet it's moist too with all the added veggies.

Jared said...

That sounds good. I just had meatloaf from boston market, but I've been wanting to make it too (although it's been way too hot to do any cooking).

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