Chipotle Meat Loaf

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Source: Cooking Light Magazine, December 2005
CL Comments: "With the addition of the chipotles, cumin, and cilantro, this meat loaf has a very fresh, slightly smoky, and moderately spicy flavor." -Henna Verburg, Worcester, MA
Amy's Comments: I'm not a big traditional meatloaf girl, so I have no point of reference here, but this was GOOD! Filling big slice. Mine was a bit runny because I had to use all turkey (they didnt have turkey breast) but this was GOOD. I served with Mashed Potatoes with Cumin-Lime Butter and steamed broccoli.

INGREDIENTS:

Meat loaf:
1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup regular oats
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 large egg whites
1 pound ground turkey
1 pound ground turkey breast
Cooking spray

Topping:
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To prepare meat loaf, remove 1 chipotle chile and 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Chop chile. Combine chile, adobo sauce, onion, and next 14 ingredients (through ground turkey breast) in a large bowl, stirring to combine. Place turkey mixture in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
  3. To prepare topping, combine 1/4 cup tomato sauce, ketchup, and hot sauce in a small bowl; brush mixture evenly over meat loaf. Cover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 160. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:

Healthy Units: 5 per serving or CORE (breadcrumbs add 2 pts/entire recipe)
CALORIES 239(24% from fat); FAT 7.1g (sat 1.9g,mono 2.5g,poly 1.9g); PROTEIN 36.3g; CHOLESTEROL 94mg; CALCIUM 55mg; SODIUM 753mg; FIBER 1.3g; IRON 2.1mg; CARBOHYDRATE 8.4g

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