Friday, November 16, 2012

Mini Turkey Meat Loves!



Mini Turkey Meat Loaves
Makes 8 mini meat loaves

1 yellow onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, peeled and grated
1 pound lean ground turkey or chicken
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon ground thyme
1/2 teaspoon rubbed (ground) sage
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
8 bay leaves (optional)

Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a standard 12-cup muffin tray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Coat a large sauté pan with nonstick cooking spray and sauté the onions for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Add the pepper, celery, and carrots, and sauté for an additional 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.

In a large bowl, add ground meat, egg whites, cooled vegetables, thyme, sage, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, mix the ingredients until they are fully incorporated.

Divide the seasoned meat mixture among 8 muffin cups, smoothing the top of each mini meat loaf to make it level. Coat each mini meat loaf with ketchup and apply a bay leaf, if desired. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Serves 4
Serving Size: 2 mini loaves

Cooked mini meat loaves may be frozen for up to 2 months.

Calories: 233
Total fat: 8 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 80 mg
Sodium: 646 mg
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 26 g


Source:  Joy Bauer, MS, RD


  1. Thanks for stopping by Rebecca! They are awesome and I love this recipe. Great for someone living alone and great for something "quick" too.

    Take care and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. YUM!! I haven't made meat loaf in way too long. I think this might need to be on my list of things to make soon! Thanks Anthony, and have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

  3. Thank you Gina and a wonderful Thanksgiving to you too! I was actually thinking of you when I posted this recipe for mini meatloaves because I knew how much you loved meatloaf! Hope you enjoy it!

    Thanks again and take care.