December 13, 2009

Spicy Meatloaf with Roasted Vegetables

This is cold weather cooking at its best folks. I saw this recipe in the October issue of Cooking Light magazine and was intriged by the "spicy" meatloaf.

If you know my husband, you know that he loves anything spicy. So anytime I can find a recipe with a little heat I want to try it out. This particular recipe called for Sriracha {or rooster sauce as we call it at our house because the bottle has a picture of a rooster on it} which is my husbands absolute favorite condiment.

Also I desperately needed a new recipe for ground turkey. Turkey spaghetti has more than its fair share of our dinner rotation.

I decided it to pair it with roasted vegetables adapted from the millions of roasted vegetable recipes found online.

Roasted Vegetables
3 shallots, peeled and cut in half if large
4 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 3-inch lengths (halve the thicker end pieces lengthwise)
4 carrots, peeled and halved lengthwise
3 turnips, peeled and cut into 1 inch squares
1/4 c olive oil
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Toss all vegetables in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in 450 degree oven for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Spicy Turkey Meatloaf from Cooking Light
1 T butter
2 c chopped onion
1 (8oz) package presliced mushrooms
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 c panko breadcrumbs
1/4c fat free, low sodium chicken broth
3 T chopped flat leaf parsley
1 T low sodium soy sauce
1 T Sriracha
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/2 t freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey breast
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
1/2 c ketchup
1 T brown sugar
1/8 t dry mustard
1/8 t ground nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Melt butter in large nontsick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, mushrooms and garlic to pan; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.
3. Combine mushroom mixture, panko, and next 8 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl; stir well to combine. Shape turkey mixture into a 9x5 inch rectangle on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
4. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and nutmeg in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Spread ketchup mixture evenly over top of meat loaf; bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160 degrees. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


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