Well, I guess it’s really Meat Loaf.
Okay, okay, technically it’s I would do anything for love . . . but I won’t do that.
Which is sung by Meat Loaf. But since I run a “food blog” here (like so many other things, I use that term loosely) I chose to make this post about actual meatloaf.
So I cooked up some meatloaf for dinner Monday night. On Tuesday I topped spaghetti squash with roasted garlic spaghetti sauce, crumbled a slice of meatloaf on top and sprinkled the whole thing with cheese. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it every dang day till the end of the month, I am totally rocking (pun intended) this blog challenge.
This recipe comes from “The Food You Crave” by Ellie Krieger (page 216 – buy the book, it’s a good investment) with just a few alterations.
Turkey Meatloaf with Sweet Potato
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and grated
¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats
½ cup milk
1 medium onion
2 pounds ground turkey breast
1 roasted red pepper or ½ jar roasted red pepper, diced
2 large eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried sage
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup ketchup
3 tablespoons BBQ sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
8 ounce can tomato sauce
Peel and grate one medium sweet potato. Microwave for 4 minutes till slightly soft.
Combine the oats and milk in a small bowl and allow to sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Slice ¼ of the onion and reserve for garnish, finely dice the remaining ¾ of the onion.
In a small bowl combine the tomato sauce, BBQ sauce and sugar. Set aside.
In a large bowl add the ground turkey, oat mixture, diced roasted red pepper, grated sweet potato, diced onion, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, sage, salt and ketchup. Mix, but do not over-mix. Transfer to a 9×13 inch rectangular baking dish sprayed with cooking spray and shape into a loaf. A meatloaf. Hence the name. Your loaf should be approximately 2 inches tall and 5-6 inches wide. Spread tomato sauce mixture over the top and garnish with reserved sliced onions.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees F in the thickest part. Allow the loaf to rest before slicing.
Go ahead and sing some Meat Loaf while eating some meatloaf. You know I want you to.
To catch up on my January Blog a Day posts:
Tomorrow is Things that Rhyme. Awesomesauce.
Question of the Day: What did you have for dinner last night? What are you having for dinner tonight? Is this song currently stuck in your head?