Daryl and I enjoy a good piece of meat; and lately, with this cold weather, we like to loaf. Make that hibernate.
As much as I’d love to have someone serve us dinner (shirtless and built) with champagne in each hand… that’s just not happening. I had photos to shoot outside this morning and errands to run so I needed dinner to be simple, comforting, and good. Oh… and healthy-ish.
Daryl apparently loves meatloaf. His Mom made it for him all the time. I was never a fan of it. Mostly when I was younger, but I decided to give it a go.
Very glad I did.
I found several meatloaf recipes online. I wanted a slightly healthier version using turkey instead of beef, so I improvised. The photos below are the result. I will post the ad hoc recipe at the end if you want to try it. I highly recommend the glaze as well. We love glazed meat. Did I say that already?
Mix with clean hands in a big ass bowl.
1 lb. ground turkey
1 pack of dry onion soup mix
1 cup breadcrumbs (I had some Ritz crackers in the cabinet, so I used them!)
3 cloves of minced garlic
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup of spinach (the healthy part. Done out of guilt)
A healthy squirt of Dijon mustard
A splash or two of soy sauce.
Salt, pepper, fresh thyme.
Mold in a sprayed pan, sprinkle with a handful of freshly chopped onion, and bake at 400 for about 40 minutes. 160 internal temp.
Don’t glaze your meat until the last 10 to 15 minutes of cooking.
Mix 1/2 cup catsup with several teaspoons of light brown sugar, a squeeze of organic honey, a pinch of dry mustard, and the juice of half a lemon.