Monday, March 9, 2009

Turkey Meatloaf

When work is crazy, kids are crazy, life is just plain crazy - we all need a little comfort. Normally, I'd suggest a nap and some trashy magazines but nothing recharges the family like a good comfort meal. Even better when someone makes it for you! My mother-in-law dropped off this fantastic meatloaf yesterday so all I did was micro some baby potatoes and steam some peas. Voila! After eating this moist yet flavorful meatloaf, I felt energized to take on the world...or at least the laundry. Lastly, because it makes two, you can share with friend or freeze a little bit of comfort.

Turkey Meatloaf

10 oz. frozen chopped spinach
5 slices day-old bread
1 onion chopped
1 Tbl. oil
2 eggs
1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper (can substitute cayenne for part of the 1 tsp. just to give it a little spark)
2 lb. ground turkey
2 tsp. lemon juice
½ c. ketchup

Preheat oven to 350. Thaw spinach and squeeze out excess liquid. Grease 2 loaf pans.
Process bread into fine crumbs. Cook chopped onion in oil until soft, about 3 min. Whisk eggs with milk, basil, salt & pepper. Add spinach onion, turkey, bread crumbs & lemon juice: mix well. Divide mixture into two and form into two loafs – turning them into greased loaf pans. Brush with ketchup. Bake 55-60 min. until well browned.

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