This is one of my favorite recipes! And it’s so healthy!! I don’t like meatloaf, but I LOVE this recipe for meatloaf. Instead of using ketchup and crackers, this recipe calls for brown rice and salsa. SO yummy and my kids eat every bite and always want 2nds!! This one is Gluten Free and Dairy Free! Full of Veggies and high in protein and fiber!
This one is from South beach Diet. Enjoy!
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 red bell pepper – chopped
1/2 green pepper – chopped
1/2 lb ground turkey meat
1/2 lb ground beef
1 cup of your favorite chunky salsa
1 egg beaten
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
Preheat oven to 350. Heat oil in a pan and take the onions, pepper and saute for about 5 min or until tender.
In a large bowl, combine beef, turkey, salsa, egg, salt, black pepper and garlic. Stir in the sauteed veggies and then the rice. Place the mixture in an oblong bread loaf or in a baking dish and form into an oblong loaf.
Bake for45 min to an hour or until the inserted thermometer reaches 160 degrees and meat is no longer pink.
NOTE FROM CHEF – I’ve had the best results on this one using the oblong bread loaf. See my picture below for the size I use. Also – make sure this one you really gage by the thermometer being inserted. I’ve noticed on this one that if I make anything else in the oven with it…it takes longer than an hour to cook, so make sure you cook this one by itself in the oven. Also – this one isn’t that appealing when it’s done. The juices from the peppers and onions float to the top…but it tastes AMAZING! Just letting you know beforehand!