Monday, January 10, 2011
Happy Monday! It's sure to be a busy week at the office so I spent the weekend cleaning, doing laundry,shopping and planning for the week's meals. Surely I burned off a bunch of calories just reaching the bottom of my ironing basket, right? (Don't feel too badly for me, I actually enjoy ironing!)
As I mentioned before, I will be making liberal use of my slowcooker during the next couple of months. I've already mixed up tonight's dinner and have it ready to put in the slow cooker before I head out the door. I'll be having my JC Meatloaf so thought it would be nice to serve Beren a similar meal.
Italian Turkey Meatloaf in the Slow-Cooker
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1 packages ground turkey -- (20 7/8 ounce)
1 medium onions -- chopped
1 small green peppers -- finely chopped
1 egg -- lightly beaten
2 garlic cloves -- chopped
1 cans tomato sauce -- (8 ounce) divided
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese -- plus ( divided)
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese -- divided
2 teaspoons italian seasoning -- divided
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Press a 24-inch long piece of nonstick aluminum foil into an oval slow cooker bowl, with nonstick side facing up, so that it is flush with bowl and ends hang out over sides.
In a large bowl, gently stir together turkey, onion, green pepper, egg, garlic, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, bread crumbs, 1/3 cup cheese, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, garlic salt and black pepper. Place meatloaf mixture in slow cooker and form into a 9 x 5-inch log. Cover and cook on HIGH 2-1/2 hours or on LOW 4-1/2 hours or until internal temperature registers 160° on an instant read thermometer.
About 30 minutes before cooking is complete, place remaining 1/4 cup tomato sauce in a small bowl and stir in remaining 2 tablespoons Parmean cheese and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Pour tomato sauce mixture over meatloaf; cover and continue to cook another 30 minutes.
Carefully lift meatloaf out of slow cooker using foil cradle and place on a cutting board. Using two long offset spatulas, carefully lift meatloaf off of foil and place on serving dish. Discard foil and any liquid and serve immediately.
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Serves 8. Amount Per Serving: Calories 189.5; Total Fat 8.7g; Sodium 443.5mg; Dietary Fiber 1.1g; Protein 17.4g
Enjoy, and have a Beauty-Full Day!