Mexican Smothered Turkey Meatloaf

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I sometimes worry that I will run out of ideas on what to make for dinner. I will not lie Mexican or Tex-Mex is one of my favorite cuisines. I had ground turkey taken out of my freezer and wondered how to make this a little different. I had recently made a meatloaf and that got me to thinking why not make a Mexican or Tex-Mex meatloaf. That was all I needed to inspire me. I usually make some type of topping for my meatloaf. I decided to make a Gauc topping and it turned out delicious. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family did.

*Nutritional Facts listed below

Use with Guac topping.

(If combining with the Guac topping.  To get a clear picture of Nutritional Facts combine the Nutritional Facts posted on both recipes.

1 lb ground turkey

1 cup chopped onions

1 /2 cup chopped bell peppers

1/8 cup garlic stuffed green olives minced

1/8 cup chicken broth

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

2 minced garlic cloves

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon cumin

2 teaspoons Cholula

 

Preheat oven 350. Grease a loaf pan.  Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix with your hands until thoroughly combined. Place the meatloaf into a loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven allow to cool. Once slightly cool turn meatloaf out and place on serving plate. If you like you can top meatloaf with Guac Topping

 

 

If using with Guac topping your meatloaf will look like this

LaRena's Corner
Southwest Meatloaf with Guacamole topping and lime wedge
Nutrition Facts
Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 8 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 54 mg 18 %
Sodium 556 mg 23 %
Potassium 114 mg 3 %
Total Carbohydrate 5 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 16 g 31 %
Vitamin A 3 %
Vitamin C 61 %
Calcium 3 %
Iron 11 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

 

 

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Colleen says:

    I’m definitely going to try this out! What a unique spin on meatloaf!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. It is tasty. Let me know if you try it. Hope you have a great day/night!

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