Meatloaf (no, not the singer)
The other day while at work I received a call from my boyfriend, “I heard a rumor,” he said. My ears perked up.
“Really? What was it?” I asked, intrigued.
“I heard a rumor … that you’re making meatloaf tonight.”
“Oh. Okay.” I conceded, somewhat disappointed.
Not very exciting, I know, but this is how dinner plans are often arranged between the two of us. One of us usually decides what the other will be cooking and attributes it to a secret outside source. So, the other night I made meatloaf – you can find the recipe below. I guess my twist is that I use ground turkey and add in pretty much anything yummy that’s in the fridge. Another twist this time was that I couldn’t find our loaf pan! I really don’t know how or why kitchen items disappear, but the loaf pan was no where to be found. Somewhat panicked, I remembered something I’d seen perhaps on an episode of 30 Minute Meals, to make individual meatloaves. I formed the little loaves by spreading the meatloaf mixture into an 11 x 13 pan and dividing it into “individual” loaves. Turned out great and took a lot less time to cook!
1 pound ground turkey
1 large apple, diced
1 green, red or yellow (or combination) bell pepper, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup breadcrumbs or torn bread pieces
¼ cup milk
A few splashes of Worchester sauce
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together in large bowl with hands. Transfer mixture to loaf pan, or to create individual meatloaves: spread mixture into large pan, cut into eight sections with a knife and separate each section with hands. Bake for 40 – 50 minutes, or individual loaves for about 20 – 25 minutes.