Thursday, February 2, 2012

Don't Be a Loaf, Eat Meat!

I don't "do" meatloaf.  It's not my thing.  There is just something incredibly UNappetizing about ketchup slathered on a  bread-shaped piece of meat.  Until tonight.  The Fresh 20's Turkey Meatloaf and steamed potatoes REALLY hit the spot.  The spices were savory, the herbs (which I got creative with and used cilantro instead of parsley....oh come on, you know I have a love affair with cilantro) were perfect and the loaf of meat was basted with a tasty sweet tomato paste instead of that vile condiment called ketchup.  This meal was a win win for everyone!  AND, it didn't take my kids two hours to eat it!!!

Turkey Meatloaf with Steamed Potatoes

     For Meatloaf                                            For potatoes
          1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs             1 lb medium gold potatoes cut in quarters
          1 pound ground turkey or beef                    1/4 cup chicken or veggie broth (or water)
          1/4 cup fresh parsley (CILANTRO!!!!)        1/4 tsp salt
          1/2 cup medium red onion, minced               1/4 tsp black pepper
          1/2 Tbs ground cumin
          2 large eggs
          1 Tbs dijon mustard
          1 tsp balsamic vinegar
          1 tsp salt
          1 tsp black pepper
          2 Tbs tomato paste
          1 Tbs raw honey
          1 Tbs water

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, combine meat, crumbs, pars..cilantro, onion, cumin, eggs, Dijon, vinegar, salt and pepper until well mixed. Don't be afraid to use your hands!
3. Form mixture into a loaf pan.
4. In small bowl, blend tomato paste, honey and water until thick and smooth.
5. Baste the top of meatloaf with the tomato mix.
6. Bake about 60 minutes

1. Arrange potato quarters in a  1 quart microwave safe dish.  Add stock or water, and cover with heavy duty plastic wrap.
2. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes or until tender.  Drain
3. Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper



  1. It looks good! I love using ground turkey. The Face-ometer still cracks me up. lol

  2. Shasta, this will definitely be in the meal rotation! It was YUMMY!