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Diabetes Friendly Tex Mex Turkey Meatloaf

Posted by Will Knight on Nov 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Will Knight

Traditional meatloaf is usually made with ground chuck, which is high in artery-clogging saturated fat. You can create a healthier version by substituting low-fat ground turkey for the beef. In addition, you can reduce the carb count by cutting out the bread crumbs and using rolled oats instead. The oats can help regulate blood sugar, thanks to the high fiber and low glycemic index. This healthy meatloaf is finished off with great seasonings, and plenty of fresh and flavorful veggies. I always top mine off with some spicy salsa!


tex_mex_turkey_meatloaf.jpg1 lb Ground Turkey

½ cup Rolled Oats

1 Egg, beaten

3 tsp Olive Oil

1 Garlic Clove, finely minced

½  Onion, finely diced

½ Red Pepper, finely diced

½ Green Pepper, finely diced

¼ cup Frozen Corn Kernels

¼ Tbsp Cumin

¼ Tbsp Chili Powder

¼ Tbsp Cayenne Pepper

¼ cup Tomato Sauce

1 Tbsp Chili In Adobo Sauce

1 Chili, in adobo seasoning, finely diced

Salt & Pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking sheet with 1 tsp oil. Heat 3 tsp olive oil in a sauté pan and cook onion, garlic, red and green pepper over a medium flame until soft (about 3 minutes). Turn off heat and remove pan from stove, then allow to cool 5 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, add ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, tomato sauce, chili, chili sauce, frozen corn, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine all ingredients. Add sautéed vegetables to turkey mixture and combine well. Transfer mixture onto sheet pan and form into a rectangular loaf. Place a sheet of foil loosely over top of meatloaf and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil after 30 minutes and continue to cook an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven, top with salsa, slice and serve.

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