This is a delicious and flavorful meatloaf featuring lean ground turkey and a host of fresh veggies. The veggies are initially softened in the microwave to expedite the flavor incorporation in the final dish. An Asian inspired sultry sweet/hot//savory glaze really ties everything together. The end product is moist and colorful, packed w/ vitamins minerals and wonderfulness, throw in some ciabatta bread, fresh tender spinach, cheese and your favorite condiment, along with a kosher spear and it's a hard to beat blue plate special for lunch! —Denese Smith
What You'll Need
For the Meatloaf:
2 1/2 pounds
lean ground turkey
celery, small dice, with some inner leaves
mixed mini-peppers, small dice
leeks, white part, well cleaned, halved, thinly sliced
garlic, pressed or finely minced
sherry peppers sauce
dark rye bread crumbs
egg, slightly beaten
olive oil for drizzling
less sodium soy
lemon, juiced and zested
Preheat oven to 375*F.
Place veggies drizzled with olive oil in microwave safe bowl, SPST.
Cook on high for 4 minutes
Allow time to cool enough to handle.
When ready, combine contents of bowl (do not drain), fish sauce, sherry peppers, breadcrumbs and egg to turkey and blend well, without overworking the protein.
Form in desired loaf pan or dish and bake until internal temperature reaches 165*F, about 35 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare the glaze
Combine glaze ingredients and microwave for 1 minute. Stir well.
Brush glaze on several times during last 10 minutes of cooking time.