Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mom! The Meatloaf! A Recipe for Spicy Turkey Meatloaf

This is not your mother's meatloaf, but I could not resist titling this post with a quote from Wedding Crashers.  Generally meat loaf is one of those foods that is take it or leave it for me.  I usually find it kind of "blah," but I am also interested in trying to make it less "blah" and more of an enjoyable dish because it is ridiculously easy to make, it makes great leftovers, and can actually be pretty healthy.  This recipe comes from Food52.  It is anything but "blah" and was spicy and satisfying. I increased the amount of breadcrumbs and added an extra egg because I felt this recipe could use a bit more "bind." I used the extra glaze to saute bell peppers and onions, served along side quinoa.  You could saute just about any veggie in the extra glaze and rather than quinoa, any sort of rice would work well too.

Ingredients for the meatloaf
1 lb. extra lean ground turkey (or ground beef)
1 yellow onion (diced)
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
2 eggs
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
3 Tbs. of soy sauce
2 Tbs. of ketchup
2 Tbs. of Dijon mustard
1 Tbs. of Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbs. of rice vinegar
2 tsp. of ground cumin
1 tsp. of cayenne

Spicy Sriracha Glaze
1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbs. of apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs. of Sriracha sauce
1 tsp. of ground cumin

1) In a frying pan, saute the onions and garlic until the onions are golden brown. I used a small amount of EVOO.
2) Preheat your oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the meatloaf, including the onions and garlic.  Mix well.  Press into a 9 x 9 square pan.
3) Mix the glaze ingredients into a small bowl.  Once the glaze is smooth, brush it over the top of the meatloaf.  If you don't have a basting brush, use the back of a spoon. 
4) Place the pan into the oven and let cook for 35-40 minutes.

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