I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Turkey-Vegetable Meat Loaf

I love meatloaf.   This meatloaf is very good, even though it's made with ground turkey.   Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.   This is around 200 per serving.''

(serves 8)

*1/3 cup ketchup
*1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
*1 pound ground turkey breast
*1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (I make my own)
*1/4 cup skim milk
*1/4 cup reduced-fat swiss cheese
*1/4 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese
*2 slices turkey bacon
*4 slices low-calorie whole wheat bread
*1 large egg white
*2 teaspoons olive oil
*2 garlic cloves, minced
*1/2 red pepper, chopped
*1/2 green pepper, chopped
*1 cup mushrooms, chopped
*1 medium onion, chopped
*1 small zucchini, shredded
*1 teaspoon salt

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Lightly grease a loaf pan with cooking spray or olive oil.
~In a small bowl, mix ketchup & mustard together and set aside.
~Break whole wheat bread into small pieces and place into a large bowl.
~Add milk to bread, and let sit for 5 minutes.
~Cut up turkey bacon into small pieces.
~Add ground turkey, breadcrumbs, cheese, turkey bacon & egg white into the milk mixture.
~Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
~Add red pepper, green pepper, mushrooms, onions, garlic & salt.
~Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are tender (about 6-8 minutes).
~Stir in grated zucchini, and cook for about 4 more minutes.
~Remove from heat and let the veggies cool for about 8-10 minutes.
~Mix the cooked veggies into the meatloaf mixture.
~Mix in about 2/3 of the ketchup mixture into the meatloaf.
~Shape into the loaf pan.
~Spread remaining 1/3 ketchup mixture over the top of the meatloaf.
~Bake for 35-40 minutes or until fully cooked (160 degrees).
~Let stand for 8-10 minutes before slicing.

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