Individual Turkey Meatloaves with Ancho Chili, Cinnamon Apple Sauce and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
This was our delicious dinner last night! I highly recommend making mini meatloaves in a cupcake tin. I didn’t realize it would add so much flavor to cook them this way, but each individual meatloaf gets it’s own savory crisped crust, and a generous amount of the brown sugar & ketchup glaze. Yum! It was so good. I was in a hurry to get dinner cooked, so I decided to use the cupcake tin for the meatloaf, to speed up cooking time, but the bonus was in the concentrated flavor. This is easy, fast and everybody who enjoyed it raved about how delicious it was.
Here’s how to make this easy and delicious dinner.
In a skillet, saute 1 medium minced onion, 2 stalks celery, minced, and 1 or 2 minced carrots in a little butter. Season with salt and pepper. Add 3 or crushed garlic cloves at the end. Saute another minute then remove from the heat to cool.
In a mixing bowl, 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs, 1/2 cup applesauce, 2 scrambled eggs, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp celery salt, 2 tblsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tblsp organic soy sauce, fresh ground black pepper, a big pinch of dried basil, a sprinkle of onion powder, a sprinkle of garlic powder, and fresh or dried parsley. Mix in the cooled vegetables along with 1 lb. ground turkey and the juice of 1 fresh lemon.
Spray a muffin tin with olive oil spray and season the pan with salt and pepper.
Make a glaze of 1/2 cup ketchup mixed with 1 or 2 tblsp brown sugar and 2 tblsp tomato paste and a little water.
Spoon the meatloaf mixture into the muffin tin. Bake at 375 for the first 15 minutes, open the oven and top each one with some of the glaze.Return to the oven and bake an additional 20 minutes, adding more glaze in a few more minutes, if you still have more. Bake until cooked thoroughly and caramelized, about 35 to 45 minutes total.
Serve with oven roasted cauliflower that’s been drizzled with olive oil and parmesan cheese. I also served a side of organic apple sauce, sprinkled w/ cinnamon and ancho chili powder. Yum!