Went over to Auntie Miranda's the other night, and in "exchange" for Gene hooking up her new Wii, she served this beautiful dinner of Ina Garten's Turkey Meatloaf, Loaded mashed potatoes, Green beans with slivered almonds, whole grained rolls, and an elegant salad of romaine, strawberries, feta, pecans, and vinaigrette. It was as delicious as it was beautiful! Thanks so much Auntie. I think we got the better end of the deal!
I also loved how beautifully the purple dishes set off the food. Isn't that gorgeous?
For the meatloaf recipe, click below:
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- Prep Time:
- 15 min
- Inactive Prep Time:
- 10 min
- Cook Time:
- 1 hr 45 min
- 8 to 10 servings
- 3 cups chopped yellow onions (2 large onions)
- 2 tablespoons good olive oil
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (1/2 teaspoon dried)
- 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 3/4 cup chicken stock
- 1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
- 5 pounds ground turkey breast
- 1 1/2 cups plain dry bread crumbs
- 3 extra-large eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup ketchup
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a medium saute pan, over medium-low heat, cook the onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme until translucent, but not browned, approximately 15 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste and mix well. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, and onion mixture in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into a rectangular loaf on an ungreased sheet pan. Spread the ketchup evenly on top. Bake for 1 1/2 hours until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F. and the meatloaf is cooked through. (A pan of hot water in the oven under the meatloaf will keep the top from cracking.) Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold in a sandwich.
Glenna's Note: This served dinner for 6 with half leftover for sandwiches the next day. Recipe could easily be halved.
Nutrition per 1/12 of recipe (approx slice 4" x 3" x 2" wide): Calories: 270, Protein: 35, Carbs: 7, Fat: 4, Fiber: 1. Weight Watchers Points: 6. Please note that fat and calorie totals go up if you use turkey ground from white and dark meats. The nutrition counts are for ground breast meat only.