Last night’s dinner was a successful one, so I want to share the recipe today. It’s a twist on the regular turkey meatloaf muffins I make all the time.
I’ve been obsessed with my blender, going so far as to make oat bran from oatmeal and blended up other things you wouldn’t think about in a tiny travel blender. The oat bran inspired me to try a new take on the turkey meatloaf and it worked out quite well!
While I love this recipe, it takes a ton of prep work! Dice the veggies, shred the zucchini, saute them, pull all the ingredients together. It just takes a ton of time to get ready.
Lucky that time is worth it because it makes many servings for me to enjoy throughout the week! It’s a great weekly meal prep food.
For this recipe, I tried a different glaze on the top of the meatloaf. I usually just top my meatloaf with ketchup but I combined a few more ingredients to give it a twist inspired by the recipe I worked from.
The end result was a nice meatloaf that stayed together and had a delicious glaze on top. It was packed full of veggies with every bite and made for a great dinner pair with salad. Totally plan on making this exact version again – it was moist but still held up.
It also made an entire house smell divine. I kept getting compliments on how great it smelled while cooking even from people who don’t like or eat meatloaf. The compliments continued during dinner so this meatloaf version is healthy and a hit. Win!
So, so good! Enjoy it!
- 1 lb turkey
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/2 orange bell pepper
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper
- 1/2 onion
- 1 cup oat bran
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
- Saute onions for 5 minutes over medium heat.
- Add diced pappers to skillet and cook for 5 minutes to soften.
- Remove onion and peppers from heat and let cool.
- Mix together oat bran, oats, and parmesan cheese in a bowl.
- Add turkey to bowl.
- Add zucchini to bowl.
- In separate smaller bowl, whip together eggs, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes.
- Add wet mixture and onions and peppers to big bowl.
- Mix everything together.
- Spray loaf pan and add turkey mixture to the pan.
- Cook at 350 F in oven for 45 minutes.
- Mix together topping of 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes.
- Remove from oven and add topping. Cook another 15 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Bobby Flay