Thursday, October 25, 2012


I love meatballs and meatloaf. They are two of the most perfect vessels for hiding all kinds of nutritious vegetables. They are also great opportunities for flavor experimentation. I have a world of basil in my garden and thought that the turkey might complement it well. It did! Plus Sriracha. Sriracha goes well with anything. I sprinkled it over the top, but you may certainly add in into the meatloaf mixture. The more I type the word "meatloaf," the grosser it sounds. M-E-A-T-L-O-A-F. A loaf of meat. Too bad it is delicious and makes fantastic leftovers. In fact, I thought it tasted even better the second day!

Turkey Meatloaf
serves 4
1 1/4 lb organic ground turkey
2 shallots, minced 
1 big bunch of basil, minced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 peppers (I used sweet italian peppers)
1 medium zucchini, shredded*
1 Tbsp sugar-free ketchup
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
2 tsp dried parsley flakes
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Sriracha, to taste

Preheat oven to 375º and line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Gently combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Gently pat into the loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until an intant read thermometer measures 160º. Let stand 15 minutes and serve with sriracha!

*I minced the zucchini when I made it, but it didn't fool my son. It tasted great but next time I'll shred it to be a little sneakier.


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  2. I made this tonight and it was really good, but it fell apart. I used ground beef instead of turkey. Any idea why it would be so moist and fall apart?


    1. Meredith, I'm not sure why it fell apart. It may have been the water in the zucchini. You could mince the zucchini first, then wrap it up in a dishtowel and squeeze out the water. If that doesn't work, add 1/4 cup of almond flour to the mix to bind it and soak up some moisture. Let me know how it goes!


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