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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Taco Turkey Meat Loaf for a Saturday Night Crowd

Since it is still cold here and spring has not shown up yet, I am making my Taco Turkey Meat Loaf for dinner on Saturday. I like meat loaf but really wanted a way to spice it up a bit and this is what I came up with. It makes 2 large loaves. If you like, you can cut the recipe in half, but even better, make both, and freeze one after baking for a weeknight easy meal.

Taco Turkey Meat Loaf

Each loaf serves 6-8
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 60 min.
1 envelope taco seasoning
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
2 eggs beaten
1 onion grated with juice
2 cloves garlic grated
1/4 cup Romano cheese
1/4 cup tomato salsa
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
1 cup cooked brown rice
3 lbs. ground turkey
1 cup tomato salsa
1/2 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
1/4 cup Romano cheese

Mix together eggs, taco seasoning, black pepper, onion, garlic, tomato salsa, brown rice, bread crumbs and cheeses. Add turkey and mix until thoroughly combined. Grease sheet pan with 2 tsp olive oil. Form two loaves of meat mixture on pan. Top each loaf with the tomato salsa and cheeses. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.

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