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Southwest Meat Loaf

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 2 slices)
"Since I was looking for a way to jazz up the traditional American meat loaf, I added Tex-Mex ingredients, and the result was fantastic. You can even use hot banana pepper rings, if you like." -Patricia Moed, Manchester, CT

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup pickled banana pepper rings, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash of crushed red pepper
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup bottled salsa

Nutrition Information

  • calories 239
  • caloriesfromfat 41 %
  • fat 10.8 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 3.6 g
  • polyfat 3.2 g
  • protein 23.1 g
  • carbohydrate 10.6 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 96 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 582 mg
  • calcium 37 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine first 11 ingredients. Divide meat mixture into 2 portions, and shape each portion into a (6 x 3-inch) loaf. Place loaves in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; pour 1/2 cup salsa over each loaf. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a thermometer registers 165°. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut each loaf into 8 slices.