Does meatloaf sound boring to you? Even fattening, possibly? I spent a Saturday morning watching Cook Yourself Thin on Food Network Canada, and these turkey meatloaves caught my eye. I like the fact that they are pre-portioned, and they are really very tasty! My family loved them with some salad and roasted sweet potatoes, plus the leftovers made a delicious lunch the next day.Feel free to play around with the ingredients to make it your own.
Turkey Spinach Meatloaves
Adapted from Cook Yourself Thin
1 cup whole wheat bread
½ cup milk
1 onion, diced
5 oz bag of baby spinach leaves
1 ¼ lbs ground turkey
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
½ tsp salt (I used less)
¼ tsp pepper
⅛ tsp nutmeg
3 tbsp ketchup
2 tsp Worcestershire
1 tsp hot sauce (I used less)
Pre-heat oven to 375 F.
Grind the piece of bread in a food processor so you have fine crumbs. Dump them out into a bowl and pour the milk over, then let it sit.
Over medium heat in a large, deep frypan, saute up the onion in a little olive oil until soft and translucent. Add the spinach leaves and stir them around just until they wilt, which will take about 30 seconds or so. Remove the mixture from the heat and set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, mix together the crumbs you have soaking in milk, Parmesan cheese, milk, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cooled spinach and onions, and turkey. Mix it all together with your hands. I know, it’s messy! The mixture will seem super wet, but that’s how it’s supposed to be.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a 1 cup dry measuring cup as a scoop, pack in some of the mixture until it’s full, then dump it on the sheet, giving it a little shake so it comes loose. Repeat until you’ve used all the mixture. I got about 5 meatloaves, but that’s because I didn’t pack them very tightly.
In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, Worcestershire, and hot sauce. Brush over the tops of the meatloaves and then bake until cooked through, about 40 minutes.