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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Taco Turkey Meatloaf

This is one of my favorite recipes just because of how easy it is.  Just mix some stuff together and toss it in the microwave.  I was lucky enough this time around to test it out on a couple of our closest friends.  They loved it, which is saying something because one of them doesn't like turkey meat too much.  Kind of like the Cheddar Ranch Burgers from a couple of weeks ago, this has so much flavor in it that you don't realize that it's ground turkey.  I like to use the Deep Covered Baker for stuff like this in the microwave because it has a lid and it's microwave safe, but you can use anything that is microwave safe and just use plastic wrap to cover it.  You can also make it in the oven, it just takes a bit longer but then you can use any pan you have.


    1 pound ground turkey
    1 red pepper, chopped
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
    1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
    1/2 onion, chopped
    1 packet low sodium taco seasoning
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 tablespoon garlic powder
    1 cup salsa
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


    Combine the ground turkey, peppers, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, taco seasoning, lemon juice, chili powder and garlic powder together in a large bowl until well mixed. In a microwave safe glass or stoneware container, form the meat mixture into a loaf shape. Loosely cover with a lid or plastic wrap and microwave for 15 - 17 minutes. Top with the salsa and cheese, microwave for another 3 - 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees.

    To use the oven instead of the microwave, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the meatloaf for 30 - 35 minutes.

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 242.8
    • Total Fat: 4.8 g
    • Cholesterol: 55.0 mg
    • Sodium: 928.6 mg
    • Total Carbs: 16.5 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
    • Protein: 31.8 g


1 comment:

  1. I love all of the different flavors in this meatloaf! Thanks so much for linking up to Taste and Tell Thursdays!