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Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf

Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf

Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf is almost a whole meat – satisfying and incredibly tasty, but also really easy. A real family favorite.

Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf is a family favorite that’s almost a meal in itself, especially if you dump a lot of shredded lettuce and tomatoes on it – the way I like it. The black beans really add a nice touch. If you serve it right out of the oven, you could scoop servings into bowls and serve it as burrito bowls – it comes out soft and firms up as it cools.

Personally, I like to pour enchilada sauce over the individual servings and top with cheese. This is great left over, so you serve this later and just put a slice or two on each plate, pour some enchilada sauce over, top with some cheese, nuke each one, and you’d have a great meal. This is also a very forgiving recipe, so if you don’t have exact amounts of most ingredients, that’s fine.

This is a versatile keeper that I’ll make again and again & with variations. Hope you enjoy it!

Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf
 
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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • ⅔ cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup salsa
  • ½ cup diced green chiles
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained
  • 1 10 oz can enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, additional shredded cheese for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, taco seasoning, oatmeal, onion, eggs, salsa, chiles, and black beans.
  3. Put in a loaf pan or form into a loaf in an 8" x 8" or larger baking dish.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and pour enchilada sauce over and top with cheese. (Or, my preference, reserve ⅔ of the enchilada sauce to heat then pour over the individual servings.)
  6. Bake another half hour, then allow to rest 10 minutes before serving. Note: Meatloaf is soft right out of the oven and sets up as it cools.
  7. Slice and serve topped with lettuce and tomatoes. If desired, heat enchilada sauce to pour over individual servings.
  8. Enjoy!

 

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