I decided to give my normal meatloaf some Mexican flare, so here is my Mexican Turkey Meatloaf recipe I made tonight. My husband and I tend to like things more spicy, but you can certainly tone down the spice if you want and it will be just as delicious.
They key to a moist meatloaf is to make sure you have enough liquid in it. I use marinara sauce or ketchup in any type of meatloaf I make. The marinara sauce did not impact the flavor of the Mexican Turkey Meatloaf in a negative way either. I experimented, and it all actually worked together.
|Prep Time||20 minutes|
|Cook Time||45 minutes|
- 2 Packages Ground Turkey
- 1 Cup Ketchup or Marinara Sauce
- 2 Cups Bread Crumbs See notes for Gluten Free options
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Yellow or Purple Onion
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Green Pepper
- 1/2 Cup Frozen Corn
- 1 Tablspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Clove Minced Garlic
- 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper Optional
- 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
- 1 Teaspoon Salt or Salt Substitute
- 1 Teaspoon Chitpotle Pepper
- In a large bowl add the ground turkey, marinara sauce or ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and mix with your hands.
- Whisk the 2 eggs and pour into the ground turkey mixture, along with the bread crumbs, onions, green peppers, corn and spices. Mix well with your hands.
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Spray loaf pan with cooking spray to ensure the meat doesn't stick to the bottom and sides while cooking.
- Add the ground turkey mixture to the loaf pan and top it off with ketchup or marinara sauce.
- Cook in the over for approximately 45 to 55 minutes and let cook at least 5 minutes before serving.
Gluten Free Options: You can find gluten free bread crumbs at the store, or you can make them yourself. I have also ground gluten free crackers before and used instead since I always have them on hand.