Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

As much as possible lately I have been trying to shop and cook for the week on Sundays. I'm not a very good cook so we tend to eat the same things over and over again (i.e. chicken stir fry), but I'm really trying hard to mix it up.

I found this recipe on Jamie Eason's web site and decided to give it a try because it seemed like something that Stewart might like. Turns out we both loved it! 

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins
Servings: Makes 12 muffins (2 per serving)
Calories: 80
Fats: 2 grams
Carbs: 4 grams
Protein: 11 grams

  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder or 2 garlic minced garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 celery stalks (finely chopped)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin pan with extra virgin olive oil cooking spray. Mix all your ingredients together in one large bowl. Roll the mixture into balls and place in muffin pan (muffins should be about the size of a racquetball). Bake for 40 minutes.

Pretty simple ingredients that most people probably already have on hand.

I combined the dry ingredients first.

Then I chopped the veggies and added them with the egg whites...

... and finally added the ground turkey. Don't mix it too much.

I didn't quite have two pounds of turkey this time so mine are a little small.

Because they cook in the muffin tin all the moisture stays in!

The original recipe called for 2 tsp chipotle pepper spice which I didn't have so I substituted quite a bit less of the red cayenne pepper and they still had a nice little kick. I also prefer them with fresh garlic. You could also sub in different veggies if you wanted but I really like them with the celery and onion. Stew likes to eat them over a bed of spinach. I just pop them out of the muffin pan and put two each into zip lock bags. This week I did a double recipe and you can either put them all in the fridge for grab-and-go or freeze some for later. They are great at work, just microwave for a minute or so and you've got yourself a great little meal or snack!

Bon app├ętit!

3 comments :

  1. This recipe looks tasty and easy!

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  2. Don't worry Rach, next week I will be sharing another yummy recipe that doesn't include meat. :-)

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