I just came back from a family holiday in France and had an interesting chat with my sister about how she gets her two young girls to eat veg. She has started ‘hiding’ them in their meals so they don’t realize they’re actually eating them. This, I thought, was a great way of getting those extra nutrients into meals. I decided to try the idea here with this very simple but really tasty meatloaf recipe, which I adapted from one of my Mum’s recipes.
Makes one loaf
1 lb. ground organic turkey breast
1 lb. ground organic dark turkey meat
1/2 white onion – fine dice
1 large garlic clove – minced
1 zucchini – small dice
1 yellow squash – small dice
1/4 cup organic tomato ketchup
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp olive oil – for sauteing
Olive oil spray
2 tbsp ketchup – for topping
Preheat oven to 380°F
Preheat medium saute pan on medium heat for 1 minute. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to heated pan and saute diced onion, zucchini, squash and minced garlic for 4 minutes until soft. Stir occasionally. Once soft remove to a plate to cool slightly. Meanwhile in large mixing bowl add ground turkey meats along with remaining ingredients and once cooled, add cooked veg.
With clean hands, mix thoroughly. In regular size loaf tin, spray liberally with olive oil spray and fill with mixed meatloaf. Tap loaf pan on your kitchen counter to make sure filling is condensed in loaf pan and pat down top to level off. Spread additional ketchup on top and pop in oven for 1 hour or until internal temperature of 165°F.
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