So my latest inspiration was an Asian meatloaf. It just sounded like such a good idea, so I made it happen using this Cooking Light Asian Style Meatloaves recipe.
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers picked out of a bag of frozen peppers & onions stirfry
- leftover green onion tops from baked potato soup
- 1/2 can of diced water chestnuts
- 4-5 raw mushrooms, chopped
- remnants of a bag of chopped frozen spinach (so little left, might as well throw it in!)
- 1 T low-sodium soy sauce
- 3 garlic cloves, minced (from a jar)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 T panko bread crumbs
- 2 T flax seed meal (I threw this in as an experiment)
- 2 T hoisin sauce (all I had left in the jar)
I dumped the meat in a large bowl (use a big, wide one!) and then started prepping the veggies. Luckily there wasn't a whole lot of manual cutting or chopping. I threw the individual veggies into the little chopper cup (like a mini food processor) of my immersion blender one at a time and gave them a few spins around to mince things up finely and then added each of them to the bowl. Then I decided the veggies were going to cause the meatloaf to be too wet if I used them raw, so I scooped them out of the bowl and tossed them all in a non-stick skillet and sauteed them for a few minutes until they were a little drier.
|Shaped raw loaf|
VerdictThis was super delicious! I totally loved it and Husband Jeff thought it was really good too. Sonny D liked it a lot too, I think he might have eaten a slice and a half. I was surprised that the texture was really light since I figured it could have gotten tough from all that mixing.
|We ate half for dinner! That's a full pound of meat!|