Monday, January 2, 2012

Mexican Meatloaf

Happy 2012, y'all! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your families!

Since so many people (myself included) make resolutions in the new year to lose weight, I thought I'd start off the year with a delicious, healthy recipe! This is a staple in our house and I make it at least once or twice a month. After trying it, I promise you'll never want plain old boring meatloaf again! It's super tasty and spicy and just plain YUM!

1 lb. ground turkey
2 egg whites
1 box (6 oz.) cornbread stuffing mix
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chiles
1 can (10 oz.) mild enchilada sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a large loaf pan well with non-stick cooking spray.

Combine ground turkey, egg whites, stuffing mix, onion, chili powder, cumin, green chiles, and half of the enchilada sauce in a large bowl. I usually start off mixing it with a spoon, but your hands always work the best for this!

Pour mixture into greased loaf pan and spread evenly with a spoon (or your already yicky hands).

Put loaf pan in oven and bake for one hour. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over meatloaf and cook for another 5 minutes.

Cut into slices and serve with Spanish rice.

(It looks much better in person. Just sayin', don't trust my crummy pictures.)