50. Make Ahead Turkey Meatloaf
This recipe uses ground turkey to put a healthy spin on an old comfort food favorite -- meatloaf. Ground turkey is a wonderfully healthy substitute for ground beef, but because it is so lean, you have to make adjustments in the prepping and cooking or you'll wind up with a very dry final product. Here we use bacon wrapped around the meatloaf to keep it nice and moist.
Make Ahead Turkey Meatloaf
1-1/4 lbs ground turkey
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1-1/2 tsp rosemary
3/4 cup unflavored bread crumbs
1 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbs worcestershire sauce
8 slices bacon, cut in half
Make Ahead Preparation
In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, garlic, rosemary, worcestershire, bread crumbs and egg. Use your hands to mix together lightly until well combined. Add in the green pepper and onion and combine.
Divide mixture into four servings. Shape each into a mini-loaf shape. Wrap in plastic wrap and/or tin foil. Freeze for up to one month.
Last Minute Preparation
Allow meatloaves to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using four of the bacon pieces for each meatloaf, wrap the bacon tightly around the top of each loaf. Place loaves on lightly oiled baking sheet and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.