Greetings friends, how was your weekend? I took a poll on my instagram stories last night to see if you were interested in my Mexican-style Turkey Meatloaf Recipe.
With over 100 yes votes in less than 8 hours (and counting)… your wish is my command.
Turns out, you guys like seeing my everyday recipes like Cocoa Banana Pancakes and Grain Free Vegetable Lasagna. There’s seriously nothing fancy about these meals, and I typically take the photos with my phone while I’m cooking. Hello real life… welcome to a slice of my kitchen (and please excuse my mismatched pajamas).
This turkey meatloaf recipe is one of our favorite weekend meal plans. Bonus: whatever your family doesn’t finish makes killer sandwiches for the work week. I’ve even made meatloaf quesadillas with the leftovers (do you want this on the blog too?) and they were a huge hit.
- 1 lb. Ground Turkey (93/7)
- 1 can of Black Beans, rinsed
- 1 cup Corn Kernels
- ½ cup Red Onion, chopped
- 1 cup Cilantro, chopped + more for garnish
- 1 small can chopped Green Chilies
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup crushed Tortilla Chips
- 2 tbsp. Aji Amarillo Paste (optional)
- 1 fresh Jalapeño, minced (optional)
- ½ cup shredded Mexican Cheese
- Olive Oil, as needed
- ½ cup Ketchup
- ¼ cup BBQ Sauce (use your favorite)
- 2 tbsp. Mustard (I like using stone ground)
- 3-4 tbsp. Ranch Dressing
- 1-2 shakes Hot Sauce (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (except the cheese) and mix well.
- Form into two loafs (they cook better this way) and place side-by-side on a well greased cookie sheet lined with foil.
- Bake for 40 minutes.
- Once cooked to an internal temp of 165F, sprinkle the top with cheese and place under the broiler for 4-5 minutes (until bubbly and browning).
- Remove from oven and garnish with fresh cilantro and meatloaf sauce.
- Feel free to use a traditional meatloaf mix or ground beef for the recipe, as they both taste phenomenal. I personally like the ground turkey because it keeps things on the healthier side.
- I split this mix in half and make one with Jalapeños (for mom + dad) and one without (for Dylan). This way, our toddler can enjoy this meal too.
- The cheese layer on top is also optional, but oh so tasty. When you’re looking for a dairy free alternative it’s perfectly fine to skip this step.
- If you’re trying to watch your carbs, my Cauliflower Mash makes an excellent side dish.
SIDE DISH IDEA:
We had a crazy storm in Charlotte last night (my neighbors tree even crashed into their house) so when I found out that I forgot to buy French bread for our garlic toast… I improvised with Hamburger Buns. I am not a fan of driving in stormy weather, even if the grocery store is less than 5 minutes from our house.
Much to my surprise, the hamburger bun alternative turned out fantastic! But in all seriousness… how can you really go wrong with bread, butter, tons of garlic and parmesan cheese?
To make my extra garlicy garlic butter, simply mix the following ingredients in a bowl and spread on bread of choice:
- 1 stick room temperature butter (unsalted)
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp. Ground Pepper
- 1 tsp. Paprika
- 3-4 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese, grated
Once you’ve prepped the toasts, place them under the broiler (on a cookie sheet) for 4-5 minutes or until crispy and browned. Serve immediately and enjoy!