Chipotle Meat Loaf

"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

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 239
  • Calories from fat: 24%
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Protein: 36.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.4g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 94mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 753mg
  • Calcium: 55mg

Ingredients

  • Meat loaf:
  • 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
  • Cooking spray
  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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