Monday, January 18, 2016

{i need a better name for this recipe}

Simply speaking they are turkey meatloaf.
But, the term meatloaf seems to cause people to groan {including my husband, who refuses to try them} and I have no idea why. They are delicious, perfectly portioned, savory, little cups that make a perfect, healthy entree to a weeknight dinner. The plus side to these is that they are also kid-friendly. Packed with vegetables even my 10-month-old gobbles up!

Here's what you need:

1 lb ground turkey
1/2 a yellow onion, diced small
1 medium carrot, grated
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp worchestershire sauce, divided
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 whole egg plus one egg white
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tbsp chopped sundried tomato (optional, but delicious)
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp A-1 steak sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
a dash of worchestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a small pan cook carrot, onion, and garlic until soft, add 1 tbsp of worchestershire sauce and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, 1 tbsp worchestershire sauce, eggs, cheese, tomato. Once it's cooled a little, stir in cooked veggie mixture. {To ensure it is well mixed I suggest mixing my hand. Its a little gross feeling, but gets the job done!}
Once you have it all mixed, transfer to a greased muffin pan, dividing into 9 equal cups, and bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
While they bake, combine ketchup, A-1, brown sugar, and worchestershire sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
When the mini loaves come out of the oven top with the sauce and enjoy!

Each of these delicious servings are only 181 calories and baking them in a muffin pan keeps them from drying out and helps control portion size.

Hope you enjoy them as much as 3/4 of my household does!

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