Individual Meat Loaves
I saw individual meat loaves (frozen) the other day in Trader Joe’s which were not “clean eating” friendly. I went home and immediately re-created them and they were a great hit with my family. I used Ground Turkey instead of beef and made them like a traditional meat loaf but into individual loaves, and not like turkey burgers.
This made 5 Individual loaves.
In large bowl, add the following to your raw ground turkey (extra lean 99% fat free)
5 Low Sodium Saltine Crackers (crushed fine)
2 TBS diced green onion
1 1/2 TBS dehydrated onion
Onion Powder/Garlic Powder/Pepper to taste
1/4 Cup Egg Whites (I use Kirkland’s “Real Eggs”)
1/4 Cup Reduced Fat Mexican Blend Cheese
1 Tsp Sea Salt
1 Tsp Emeril’s Original Seasoning
1 TBS Parsley Flakes
1/2 Sm. Can Tomato Sauce (No Salt Added)
I put a food grade rubber glove on at this point and mix with my hand. Do not Overmix – just enough for everything to stick together nicely.
I first had the idea to put them in muffin tins and bake them, but it was a warm day and decided I didn’t want to heat my kitchen so I cooked them on the stove-top.
I put a small drizzle of EVOO in my pan and sauteed some chopped sweet onions. Then placed the meatloaves in the pan and seared them on high heat until golden brown, covered with a lid and let them cook on low. When they were done, I put the rest of the tomato sauce on top, covered and let them cook about 10 mins. more before I turned the heat off and they were ready to serve.
I served these with Fresh Sauteed Greenbeans and diced fresh fruit bowls. Yummo!!
These come to 164 Calories each with only 2.5 grams of Fat and only 4 carbs. With 28g Protein it’s a very healthy dinner!!