Santa Fe Meatloaf
  • Cooking Time: 90
  • Servings: 6
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 pound 7% fat ground turkey
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2/3 cup mild chunky salsa, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 slices 30%-less-fat center-cut bacon (such as Oscar Mayer), cooked and crumbled
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) reduced-fat finely shredded Mexican-style four cheese blend (such as Kraft 2% milk)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  4. Add onion, bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, and garlic to pan; sauté 1 1/2 minutes or until onion is tender.
  5. Stir in chipotle chile; sauté 30 seconds.
  6. Remove from pan; cool.
  7. Combine onion mixture, turkey, turkey breast, breadcrumbs, 1/3 cup salsa, oregano, bacon, and egg whites in a large bowl.
  8. Place half of turkey mixture in an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  9. Arrange cheese over top, leaving a 1/2-inch border around outside edges.
  10. Arrange remaining turkey mixture over cheese, pressing edges to pack.
  11. Spread the remaining 1/3 cup salsa over top of meat loaf.
  12. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°.
  13. Let stand 10 minutes.
  14. Remove from pan; cut into 12 slices.
This had been sitting in my recipe binder for over a year before finally trying it this week. I am not a real big fan of meatloaf, especially turkey meatloaf, but I thought the spices in this would offset the dryness factor that baked turkey has. I assembled it one night and baked it the next. Next time I make it I will add more salsa to the meat. I served it with more salsa (not mild) on top and a little dollop of lite sour cream. Made Kasha with mushrooms and green onions as a side. (serving size: 2 slices) Nutritional Information CALORIES 288(33% from fat); FAT 10.5g (sat 4g,mono 3.3g,poly 1.6g); PROTEIN 31.5g; CHOLESTEROL 88mg; CALCIUM 256mg; SODIUM 876mg; FIBER 1.4g; IRON 2.2mg; CARBOHYDRATE 14.8g David Bonom , Cooking Light, MARCH 2006