January 19, 2009

Turkey Taco Meatloaf

A week or so ago, I made this meatloaf for dinner while Marcella was working late. It's from the Hungry Girl cookbook my mom had an extra copy of. I had never made a meatloaf before, but it seemed easy enough. To start, cook the chopped peppers and onions in a small skillet for three minutes. Then combine them in a large bowl with the ground turkey (a healthy substitute for ground beef), corn, and taco seasoning. In a 9"x5" pan spread out half the mix. You can easily fit two slices of cheddar cheese on top of this, then add the other half of the turkey mixture. Cover that in salsa and bake at 375 for half an hour. After this time has elapsed, top the meatloaf with the shredded cheese and bake it for another fifteen minutes. Done! This much makes a good-sized meal for two with a bit for leftovers.
Turkey Taco Meatloaf ingredients:
  • one pound of raw, extra-lean ground turkey
  • two slices of (fat-free, I guess) cheddar cheese
  • half a cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • half a cup of sweet corn kernels
  • a quarter cup of chopped green bell peppers
  • a quarter cup of chopped onions
  • half a cup of salsa
  • a packet or so of dry taco seasoning

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