Chipotle Meat Loaf

I LOVE chipotle chile pepper so I like to add extra sauce and an extra pepper to this recipe.  If you like you can substitute oats for dry bread crumbs.

Yield: 6     (serving size: 1 slice)

Meat Loaf

1 (7 oz. can) chipotle chiles in adobo sauce

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh green onion

1/4 cup regular oats

1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs

1/4 cup tomato sauce

2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano (1/2 tsp. dried)

1 tsp. chopped fresh basil (1/2 tsp. dried)

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

2 galric cloves, minced

2 large egg whites

2 lbs. 99% fat-free ground turkey breast

cooking spray

Topping

1/4 cup tomato sauce

1 tbsp. ketchup

1/2 tsp. hot sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To Prepare Meat Loaf – remove (1) chipotle chice and 1 tsp. adobo sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Chop chile. Combine chile, sauce, onion and next (14) ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well. Place turkey mixture in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  3. To Prepare Topping – combine 1/4 cup tomato sauce, ketchup and hot sauce in a small bowl; brush mixture evenly over meat loaf. Cover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 160 degrees. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

based on recipe from Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2006

meat-loaf

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