We’ve been trying to cut down on red meat over here, but meatloaf remains one of my wife and my favorite meals. Many people in this situation, would just use their same meatloaf recipe, but switch to ground chicken or ground turkey. There is just one problem with that. Red meat has more flavor. Both are simple facts of life from it’s higher fat content. So using a meatloaf recipe designed for ground beef will leave you with a bland meatloaf. A new recipe is needed. This is that recipe.
To give it more flavor, I added carrots. My first shot at this, I just added raw carrot. It came out a little crunchy for my taste. So I sauteed the carrots instead. And since I was already sauteing, I sauteed the onion as well. I’ve been making this recipe for a couple months now, but I’d say I finally perfected it last night.
- 2 carrots shredded
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 lb ground turkey (or use ground chicken)
- 1 egg
- ½ c. bread crumbs
- 1 tsp adobo seasoning (or use ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp garlic powder)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Peel & shred carrot and dice onion.
- In small skillet, melt butter. Saute vegetables over medium heat until soft and begin to brown. Remove from heat.
- Mix all ingredients together in large bowl.
- In a baking dish, shape mixture into a loaf shape.
- Bake 30-45 minutes until center is thoroughly cooked.