Mini Turkey Meatloaves

Usually, I am a leftover snob.  I know being this way is a huge waste of money especially when we go out to eat, so I’ve been trying to work on that.  Leftovers don’t gross me out or anything, but they just don’t look appetizing to me.  All stuffed in a tupperware and cold.  Well, remember that crock pot teriyaki chicken recipe?  I ate those leftovers every day for lunch and dinner…all week!  So proud of myself.

Nate and I went out to dinner on Wednesday.  And when the waitress came to take our order, I ordered teriyaki chicken…Nate gave me a look like “Seriously?! Haven’t you had enough?!”  Of course I said I was just kidding, and ordered what I really wanted. 

Speaking of tupperware, I am currently awaiting the arrival of my glass pyrex storage plus containers (order 2 of the 18 piece sets).  Lately I’ve been trying to cut out the plastic in our lives.  Because of the leaching when heated and plastic just plain sucks.  It also stains, gets foggy, warps, and eventually smells.  And if you think recycling plastic is a good way to go, think again! I just don’t like plastic (I’m trying my hardest not to rant on this topic, so email me if you want to know more!).  So I’m switching us over to glass when ever I can.  I know once we have kids, the glass can be broken, but I really don’t care.  It’ll teach our children to not have butterfingers.


Modified version of Taste and Tell’s mini meatloaves.

These cute little meatloaves are so sweet.  I wasn’t intending on them tasting much different than the usual meatloaf, but these are lighter and sweeter.  The sauce on top is to die for.  Who doesn’t like ketchup and brown sugar?  Sometimes meatloaf made with beef is too heavy on your stomach, this is perfect for those of you who would like a lighter version.

Servings: 4 or 8

WW Points Per Serving: 13 or 6


Ingredients
1 egg
3/4 cup of milk
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I love the extra sharp by Cabot)
1/3 cup quick cooking oats
1/3 cup italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup onions, chopped (I over estimated and ended up with 1 cup)
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 pound lean, 99% fat-free ground turkey

Sauce
2/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard

Directions
Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9×13 baking dish.

In a large bowl, beat the egg and milk together.  Then add the cheese, oats, breadcrumbs, onion, and seasoned salt…stir to combine.  Add the ground meat and mix with your hands.  (Don’t over mix, or the meatloaf will be tough)

Form the meat into 4-8 small loaves and set in the greased baking dish.

In a small bowl, stir the ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard together.  Spoon over each of the loaves.

Bake. uncovered for…
If making 4 – Bake for 1 hour
If making 8 – Bake for 45 minutes
…Or until the meat is cooked through and juices run clear.

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