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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Individual Italian Turkey Meat Loaves

Hubby loves meat loaf, this is one of his favorites, and these are packed with flavor..
Makes 8 individual meat loaves
3 lb ground turkey
2 eggs
1/2 Sesame (or plain) stale Italian bread loaf, broken into pieces
1 tsp dried marjoram
1 clove garlic, chopped
6basil leaves chopped
2 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried rosemary
2 tsp oregano, use half in meat, half for topping)
1 3/4 cup ketchup
1 TB horseradish
1 cup parmigianno reggiano (or any other grated cheese)
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 cup shredded provolone/mozzarella mix
4 oz (8 slices) prosciutto (or use baked/tavern ham)

Combine bread, herbs, pepper and garlic in mini chopper and mix (or chop everything finely) set aside

Combine ketchup, horseradish and wine, set aside.

Mix beaten eggs, turkey, herbs, grated cheese and 1/2 ketchup mixture. Combine with hands until just mixed. On foil lined sheet pan spread a little Olive oil. Form meat mixture into 8 flattened patties. Top with cheese and ham. Make 8 more thin patties and top, sealing edges so cheese bakes in. Spread remainder of ketchup mixture on top of loaves and sprinkle with black pepper and a little oregano. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 40 min. Nothing beats an old fashioned baked potato and Creamed spinach or Italian green beans as sides. **like practically everything I am making lately I added a few shakes of red pepper flakes and a little garlic powder...

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