These delicious mini meat loaves feature ground turkey breast, keeping each mini loaf to less than 200 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving.
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces ground turkey breast
1 large egg white
3 tablespoons ketchup, divided
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
Combine onion, breadcrumbs, and next 7 ingredients (through egg white) in a large bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons ketchup. Spoon about 1/2 cup meat mixture into each of 3 muffin cups coated with cooking spray; place muffin tin on a baking sheet. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon ketchup and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl. Brush ketchup mixture over meat loaf tops. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°.
Feed six by doubling the ingredients and shaping the mixture into one eight by four-inch loaf. Bake time may increase to about 45 to 50 minutes; use a thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 165°.
Delicious and easy. Even my family members who aren't fans of meatloaf enjoyed this a lot! I absolutely recommend tripling or quadrupling the recipe--while going thru the effort, might as well make a full tray of a dozen full cupcake/muffin-sized portions...they freeze well for quick, convenient lunches or dinners. ( I used 36 oz. of lean ground turkey to make a full tray, adjusting the other ingredients to what seemed appropriate--I'm not too big on measuring). Instead of ketchup/hot sauce, I used some homemade marinara I had on hand, with great results. I also recommend panko crumbs. These are so easy, moist, and adaptable to individual tastes. The individual serving size so easily frozen for later use is a great and healthy convenience for individuals, single parents, elderly parents--just about anyone in today's busy society!
My kids loved this! I used barbecue sauce and ketchup -- added a little to the batter, and then made a mixture of the two and brushed it on top. I added 5 minutes to cooking time. I will definitely make this again.
I am not a fan of ground turkey, but these were delicious. Next time, I will use half ketchup and half sriracha in both the mix for the ground turkey and for the topping to add a bit more spice. Too much work for three meatballs, so I would double the recipe, at least...I can't imagine these wouldn't freeze well. Also, I used ground turkey, but not ground turkey breast. A few more calories, but the loaves are so low in calories to begin with that this is not an issue.
This is one of my favorite meatloaf recipes! I actually had the original cut out from the 2007 magazine and recently lost it which forced me to try a few others...until I decided to hunt it down again! Can't wait to make my old faithful again!
Great recipe! Took the advice of the other reviewers and added more flavor - used Sriracha instead of the ketchup/hot sauce mixture and they were great (ans super spicy)! This will now be one of my go-to recipes.
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