Santa Fe Meat Loaf

Has Kim tried this? No

Cooking spray

1/2 c chopped onion

1/3 c chopped red bell pepper

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp minced canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce

1 1/2 lb ground turkey

3/4 c bread crumbs

2/3 c milk chunky salsa

1 tsp dried oregano

6 slices reduced-fat bacon, cooked and crumbled

2 large egg whites

3/4 c reduced-fat finely shredded Mexican-style four-cheese blend

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, and garlic to pan; saute 1 1/2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in chipotle chile and saute 30 seconds. Remove from pan, cool. Combine onion mixture, turkey, bread crumbs, 1/3 c salsa, oregano, bacon, and egg whites in a large ball.

3. Place half of turkey mixture in a meatloaf pan coated with cooking spray. Arrange cheese over top, leaving a 1/2 in border around the edges. Arrange remaining turkey mixture over cheese, pressing edges to pack. Spread the remaining 1/3 c salsa over top of meat loaf. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove from pan, cut into 12 slices.


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