Friday, July 01, 2005

Santa Fe Meat Loaf

Santa Fe Meat Loaf(Adapted from CL)

1 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup diced roasted red bell peppers
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
8 ounces ground turkey (7%)
16 ounces ground turkey breast
3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
2/3 cup chunky salsa, divided
1 teaspoon dried oregano
6 slices center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 large egg whites
3 ounces shredded three-cheese blend

Preheat oven to 350

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Sauté onion, bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, and garlic for 1 1/2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in chipotle chile and cook 30 seconds. Remove from pan and cool.

In a large bowl, combine onion mixture, turkey, turkey breast, breadcrumbs, 1/3 cup salsa, oregano, bacon, and egg whites.

Place half of turkey mixture in an 8X4" loaf pan lighly coated with cooking spray. Arrange cheese over top, leaving a 1/2" border around outside edges. Place remaining turkey mixture over cheese, pressing edges to pack. Spread the remaining 1/3 cup salsa over top of meat loaf. Bake for about 1 hour and 25 minutes. If you have an instant read thermometer, you are looking for about 165 degrees. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

1 comment:

  1. This looks really good. Just bought fresh ground turkey yesterday--it must be a sign! Have made stuffed meatloaf before & we loved it. Thanks for this recipe.