Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Turkey Meatloaf Minis

 
I’ve mentioned in the past that I love the variation of the meals I get to enjoy through the whole process of my blog, but that because I’m always looking for something new to try for you all, I don’t get the chance to revisit the oldies and goodies I’ve made along the way.  Last week, I was so super busy and I didn’t have time to come up with any new ideas so I went through the archives and decided to try a twist on my Meatloaf Muffins by making a turkey version.

I even gave them their own fancy name…you like how I did that??  So clever.

Just like their counterpart, these were super easy and just as delicious!

Ingredients:
1 tsp olive oil 
½ cup finely chopped onion
½ cup finely chopped carrot
½ cup chopped baby bella mushrooms 
1 small zucchini, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
½ tsp dried basil
¼ tsp dried marjoram
¼ tsp dried thyme
1 cup BBQ Sauce, divided (1/2 cup each)
1 ½ pounds lean ground turkey
1 cup finely crushed whole grain saltine crackers (about 25) 
2 large eggs 
2 T spicy brown mustard
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, divided
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350°.
Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray.
Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini, minced garlic, dried oregano and 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce. 


Sauté 3 minutes or until carrots are tender.  Remove from heat and cool.
Combine veggie mixture, 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.


Spoon
the meat mixture evenly into 12 muffin cups. 
Top each with 2 teaspoons BBQ sauce (I got a little fancy and mixed some mustard with the BBQ Sauce)




Bake
for 35 minutes or until they reach 160° using a meat thermometer.  Let cool for 5 minutes.
Nutrition:
Serves 6 (2 muffins per serving)
Calories 252 / Carbs 30g / Fat 5g / Protein 21g / Fiber 2g / Sodium 752mg


4 comments:

  1. We make our meatloaf similar to this and they are delicious and fairly healthy! :)

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    1. Meatloaf is so versatile, isn't it??

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  2. Oh these look so good and fun because they are mini! what would you recommend as a good side dish to go with these? I will definitely be adding these to my meal planning rotation!!

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    1. Hi Robyn! I actually had them with sweet potato sticks/fries...just sliced up a sweet potato and then sprayed a baking sheet with nonstick spray, seasoned the potatoes, baked them at 425 for about 30 minutes, flipping about halfway through :)

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