Low-cal Turkey Mini Meatloaves With Chipotle Glaze

{Apologies for the very un-sexy iPhone photo}

In my last post I was vexed about my inability to meal-plan, grocery shop, and cook for one… I haven’t really made any strides on those fronts.  Thankfully, this recipe is fantastic because you can make a big batch and freeze half of it for emergencies or lazy nights in the future. I shared the above picture on Facebook last night after baking up some turkey meatloves, and was cajoled into bringing half into the office to share with coworkers.  I’m happy to do it, makes me happy to feed the ones I love.  You’ll be happy to feed the ones you love too if you give this recipe a shot.  It’s very healthy, very tasty and best of all very simple to make.

I first starting making a version of this recipe in 2009, when it was featured on an episode of the Biggest Loser. I’ve since put my own spin on it, packing additional flavor without adding too many calories.  If you’re creeped out making something savory in your cupcake/muffin trays – use liners (annoying to peel off in my opinion).  I have 4 trays, 2 for savory 2 for sweet.  This recipe is also great to make for new parents, friends recovering from illness etc, just purchase disposable aluminum muffin trays and then you don’t have to worry about getting your dish back.

Recipe, makes 24 cupcake sized meatloaves.

2 large zucchini
2 yellow onions
2 carrots
8 cloves garlic
6 chipotle peppers in adobo
1 cup quick cook oats
40 oz 99% lean ground turkey
4 egg whites
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp cracked pepper

All the adobo sauce in the can
3 tbsp tomato paste
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 350, grease 2 muffin/cupcake trays.

Roughly chop the veggies and dump them in the food processor.  I did them one veggie at a time (first onions, then carrots so on so forth).

Using your hands mix all the ingredients in a big bowl (smushy & cold feeling, eek!) until evenly combined.

Use a 1/3 cup measure or an ice cream scoop to drop rounded scoops into each section of the muffin trays.

Bake for 20 mins

While they’re baking combine all the glaze ingredients in a smaller bowl.

Take the meatloaves out of the oven and spoon the glaze over top. Bake another 5 minutes.


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