DUDES! I don't know about you, but I've never been a big fan of meatloaf. It just never did anything for me, and even the name. I mean meat-loaf. It sounds a little gross, right? So in an effort to satisfy my meat eating hubby (I don't eat beef or pork and I'm not a big chicken fan due to the gross wiggly parts), I obliged when he asked for me to find a meatloaf recipe I'd like (turkey, of course). So what's a gal to do? Hit up her trusted friends, obvi. I took to my Facebook community of dope ladies and asked them for help (join here if you're looking for some high vibe friends!). Then, like a total askhole, I didn't take their advice. I had a bell pepper that needed to be eaten or it'd be going to waste, so I used their recipes for inspo and came up with this beauty.
Preheat your oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. You won't need a loaf pan for this!
Dice/mince the onion and pepper in a food processor and pulse to desired size. I did a pretty fine mince on the onion and ran the bell pepper until just over diced, heading into mince. There will be liquid that comes from both the onion and bell pepper. No need to drain, just plop it all in the bowl with your turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, seasonings, and sauces and mix together using your hands.
Form the mixture into a "log" shape and plop onto the lined baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, then brush or spread with the back of a spoon:
1/4 cup bbq sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
Dash(s) of hot sauce to taste.
Continue to cook for another 45 minutes.
The turkey will be super moist, not like your grandma's meatloaf (well, unless your grandma was a bomb cook) and you may be tempted to keep cooking. As long as an internal thermometer reads at least 165 you're good to go!
Serve along side cauliflower mashed faux-tatoes for a yummy, healthy dinner!
Hi! I'm Andrea Cummings. I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle that I can MAINTAIN and that still lets me feel like I'm not being deprived. I like to exercise, but I also love to eat (nachos!). My main focus is to be healthy, not skinny, and to help others do the same! I love Jesus, but I also say fuck a lot, so if you're offended, I may not be the gal for you.