"With the addition of the chipotles, cumin, and cilantro, this meat loaf has a very fresh, slightly smoky, and moderately spicy flavor." -Henna Verburg, Worcester, MA
1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup regular oats
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 large egg whites
1 pound ground turkey
1 pound ground turkey breast
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
To prepare meat loaf, remove 1 chipotle chile and 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Chop chile. Combine chile, adobo sauce, onion, and next 14 ingredients (through ground turkey breast) in a large bowl, stirring to combine. Place turkey mixture in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
To prepare topping, combine 1/4 cup tomato sauce, ketchup, and hot sauce in a small bowl; brush mixture evenly over meat loaf. Cover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
We really enjoyed the different meatloaf flavors in this dish. I only made a half recipe (enough for 4 servings for us) and served with a side of CL's Israeli Carrots (minus the orange juice from that recipe). I only used ground turkey breast instead of two types of ground turkey, 1 whole egg instead of just white, and still used the whole chipotle pepper and adobo sauce. If I ever make the full recipe, then I would probably double the recommended chipotle. I think this dish would also go well with sweet potatoes. Will definitely make again!
This was great! A definite remake. Thank you to GatewayCook for the tip on the Chipotle Mashed Potatoes. I made those with this and fresh, buttered, green beans. Delish! There was not enough topping for my taste so I will double that next time. And this had to cook for over an hour and a half until the meat thermometer got to 160.
This was great! I halved the recipe and didn't add the parsley or cilantro, as I didn't have any, and it turned out YUM. I added 1 chile even though I halved the recipe and the spice was just right. Definitely a keeper!
A keeper. Made it for company dinner and even the "picky teenager" gobbled it up. Served it with homemade buttermilk mashed potatoes and a vegetable. Didn't have the oatmeal but used steel-cut oats, noticed no difference other than adding more fiber. No dried basil but the fresh basil from the garden worked just fine. Also, for the glaze used some of the tomato sauce, a little bbq sauce and some of the chipolte sauce, no ketchup.
I ALWAYS make this meatloaf no matter who I have over for dinner. It is ALWAYS a hit. I never deviate from the ingredients. This is one superb dinner. My meat loving husband has no idea that I'm using turkey meat!!!!!
Love this! I usually double the topping b/c I really like it. I serve it w/Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes (from CL) and some sugar snaps or regular frozen peas w/butter and a bit of adobo sauce. Very good!
Love anything with chipotle and this didn't disappoint! Cut the recipe in half and used all ground turkey as I have made turkey meatloaf in the past with only ground turkey breast and always think it is too dry. Served with mashed red potatoes and snap peas. Also mixed tabasco with ketchup for serving.
This recipe was good and I would make it again. I didn't want to make the whole recipe so I halved everything except I used a whole chipotle chili and 1.25 pounds of ground turkey. I also used a 12 cup muffin pan which allowed for a faster cooking time and individual servings. I didn't think the meat mixture had much of a kick, but the sauce on top did.
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