THRIFTY LIGHT RECIPE OF THE DAY – yum

01/12/2011 1:00 pm · 2 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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Photo Credit Cooking like James

Thanks to Danielle for this Thrifty Light recipe:

Turkey Meatloaf

  • One pound ground turkey
  • One green bell pepper
  • one small onion
  • 2/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • splash of 2 percent milk (to soften bread crumbs)
  • Canola oil or cooking spray
  • Ketchup to cover top
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

Dice pepper and onion (I like to cut them very small so my kids don’t notice them!)
Saute or sweat the veggies in a pan with about 1 tsp of Canola oil, you want the veggies to be tender and not greasy, set aside to cool.

In a small dish add breadcrumbs and milk and combine to soften the crumbs.

In a large mixing bowl combine 2 eggs, turkey meat, softened bread crumbs,and 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce and onion and pepper mixture. Mix with hands or spoon until just combined. but be careful not to warm the meat with your hands.

Form into loaf pan and cover with ketchup and foil and place in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour 15 minutes at about the 55 minute mark uncover and let top caramelize.

The milk really adds a moistness to the final product while the Worcestershire sauce adds a meaty flavor that mimics the old comfort, beef meatloaf. Serve with turkey or beef gravy.
This recipe can also be doubled and frozen in the loaf pan and put directly into the oven for those busy days!

I don’t add salt to this recipe but feel free to add to your own taste.

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