Sunday, March 8, 2009

Meatloaf Recipe

I made this from my cookbook the other day and I promised Amanda that I would post it for her but I hope other try it as well. It's so good and full of flavor and very healthy. Here is the recipe.
  • Non cooking spray
  • 1c Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2c non fat skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1lb lean ground turkey
  • 1/2c grated parmesan
  • 1/2c carrot puree
  • 1/4c ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1c tomato sauce
  • 4 slices of turkey bacon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Coat a 9x5in loaf pan with the cooking spray. In a large bowl soak the breadcrumbs in the milk. Coat a large skillet with the cooking spray and put it over medium heat. When it's hot add the oil and cook the onion for 7 to 10 minutes. Add the celery and cook for another 3 minutes. Mix with the breadcrumbs. Then add the turkey, parmesan, carrot puree, ketchup, salt and pepper and mix together. Put the mixture into the loaf pan and smooth the top. Spread your tomato sauce over the top and place your bacon slices on top. It says to bake for 50-60 minutes but I find it took a lot longer, more like an hour and a half. If you have a meat thermometer I would use that.

The only problem I had with this recipe was the time difference and you can't tell if the meat is done when you cut it open because it's tinted orange from the carrot puree. But trust me as long as you cook it a little longer then what it says it turns out great! Here are some pictures I took of the process.
The Aftermath. Yikes. I hate washing dishes and I end up doing it a lot even though I have a dish washer. If anyone tries this and likes it let me know. I have some others I might be trying out this week.

1 comment:

Sagga02 said...

Looks Awesome!
I think i shall try it.