Believe it or not, I’ve gotten to the point in my culinary education where I have “go to” dinners that I make on a regular basis without messing them up. Sometimes – when I’m feeling sassy – I take a look at the ingredients I have in the pantry and try an “experimental” version of those go to meals. (Mr. Dish has learned to love experiments.)
Well, tonight’s experiment was so good that I must share it. It’s a kicked up version of my usual meatloaf recipe. I present to you my very own…
“Chipotle Turkey Meatloaf”
It may be my new favorite meatloaf. I’ve made turkey meatloaf before and I wasn’t a big fan. Too dry, too bland. But not this time. Chipotle peppers AND chili powder brighten it right up, and generous helpings of ketchup and mustard helped to keep it moist. (Note: When I put this one in the oven, it seemed too wet to me. Normally I would add more breadcrumbs, but I didn’t. It came out perfect.) Bonus: ground turkey makes it WAY healthier than ground beef!
Try it for yourself!
Chipotle Turkey Meatloaf
1 lb. ground turkey
3/4 c. bread crumbs
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (from a can), chopped, with seeds
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp ketchup (approx)
1 Tbsp spicy brown mustard (approx)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and shape into a loaf. Bake on a baking sheet with a wire rack for 90 mins. Slice and enjoy!