Tex Mex Meatloaf (lean & low carb!)

My style!  I not only used lean ground beef…but cut the fat even more by using lean ground turkey breast as well (in lieu of all beef).

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I used 96/4 found at Walmart)
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 can of tex mex tomatoes
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Pepper (or coarse cracked black pepper)
  • Fresh salsa (optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In large bowl, mix all ingredients together (except olive oil, pepper and salsa).  I use my hands to mix…it’s just easier, but be sure to wash well afterwards!!  Don’t over work your meat, just mix by folding in all ingredients until consistent throughout.

**You can use a meatloaf pan, but I like to use a cookie sheet lined with tin foil.  For one, it’s easy clean up and for two I want the extra fat/grease to run off to the sides instead of being absorbed back into the meatloaf.  What you’ll notice is that since the beef and turkey are so lean…there’s not a lot of run off!

I lined my cookie sheet with tin foil and sprayed with PAM.  Form your mixture on the cookie sheet.  Spray with olive oil and crack a little pepper on top.

Bake meatloaf for 1 hour (or to an internal temp of 165 degrees since poultry is involved).

Slice and eat!!  You can pair this with a side salad or your favorite veggies like green beans, etc.  I like to top mine with a fresh salsa (that I buy at SAMs club) and eat with a salad.  If you need your carbs…try this like a meatloaf sandwich on whole wheat bun. 😛

**Fresh is always better…so if you have time…use fresh chopped garlic in lieu of powder (like 3-4 cloves) and fresh parsley.

Since I’m single…I make a large batch (thus the 2 lbs of meat) and freeze 1/2 of the loaf to eat in a couple of weeks.  2 birds…1 stone.  Ya dig??

Enjoy!  I sure did! 😉

UPDATE:  I just warmed up another batch for dinner and used a no sugar added ketchup.  YUM!!  and it’s STILL moist!


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