Monday, March 20, 2006

Oozing with love...

We have done a stuffed meatloaf before that we both really enjoyed. When I spotted the recipe for tonight's dinner, I was attracted to it because of how much we liked the other recipe. This one looked like it would be a bit more flavorful though.

Santa Fe Meat Loaf starts out with a combination of ground turkey breast and 7% fat ground turkey. While you could use all breast meat, it may end up being a bit drier if you didn't have the extra fat from the mixed ground turkey. Roasted red bell peppers are saut├ęd with garlic, onions, and some smokey spices, that when cooled are mixed with the meat. This layered dish has a gooey center from a blended mix of mozzarella, cheddar and monterey jack cheese. To help moisten the meat and for a hot glaze on top, I used a spicy chipotle salsa - but if you want to tame it down, feel free to use a more mild version. Even though there are 6 crumbled bacon slices inside, I felt the flavor from them was lost since it was quite spicy and cheesy. I think the chili powder and cumin brought enough smoky flavor that I would just leave out the bacon next time. Eating for One is having a meatloaf blogging event during the month of March - make sure to check it out!


8 comments:

  1. Oh man, I always spot meatloaf at whole foods in the ready to eat section and think, mmmmm, I want to try that. I 've liked meatloaf the one time I really had it, but this turkey version sounds divine. I pretty much throw turkey sausage and turkey meat in everything these days. Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Looks great! I am the only person in my household that likes meatloaf though.

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  3. Mmmm, the oozing cheese would be great. I know you don't do events too often, but there's a March Meatloaf Madness event that you might be interested in sending this in to, over at Eating for One's site.

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  4. Funny, Cate beat me to it, but since you have made 2 different meatloaves this month, would you like to join the madness. It seems like you are having your own madness over here, join if you want!

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  5. Man that looks tastey, I've never seen anything like it! May have to give this a try sometime!!

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  6. Look at that melted cheesy center - irresistable!

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  7. Mona - Give it a try! There are so many versions out there!

    Patti - Bah - it made a great sandwich!

    Cate - I can never keep up with all of these events - thanks for clueing me in on this one!

    Heather - Thanks! I will check it out

    Cameradawktor - Please do! Let me know what you think!

    Mebeth - The cheese stuffing totally makes this!

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  8. Yum! congratulations, you've made me hungry :)

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