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Mini Turkey Meatloaf= americana comfort food... 
Oct. 11, 2010 8:38 pm 
Updated: Oct. 12, 2010 8:22 am
I was craving some good comfort food for dinner tonight.  It must be due to all of the rain and cloudy weather we've been getting lately.  But now that I have to do the gluten free thing, it's a little more challenging to make a family friendly dinner that I can eat too!  Now normally, I am sooo not a meatloaf person, I have never liked it.  But it sounded good tonight, so I made a few concessions.

First, I make my meatloaf with turkey, and secondly I decided that if I did mini loaves, it would be less mushy, more browned surface area, and tastier.  I was right!  This dinner was a winner.  The hubby and kids loved it, and all 12 mini loaves dissapeared!

I originally was going to add some veggie to the meatloaf like shredded carrot, or spinach, but ran low on time, and just used what I had in the refrigerator.

I didn't really follow a recipe, I just combined 1 lb of ground turkey with 1 large egg, corn flake crumbs (gluten free), and gluten free bbq sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, and fresh italian parsley.  I mixed with my hands, adding enough corn flake crumbs to bind it together.  I filled regular size muffin tins, pressed my thumb into center of each loaf, and added ketchup in center.  I baked at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Here are the mini meat loaves fresh into the oven...

And, fresh out of the oven!

I served with roasted butternut squash and mashed potatoes.  Totally comfort.  Mmmmm....

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Oct. 12, 2010 2:42 am
Now that sounds really good. I always am looking for the more healthy side to make things with turkey instead of beef. I will do these soon. Not sure I have ground turkey on hand, if not I will put it on my list! Yum!
Oct. 12, 2010 3:31 am
What a great way to serve meatloaf! I hadn't thought of that. You prepared a beautiful meal despite the challenges. Thanks for sharing!
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I'm married with 3 children. I live on 7 acres with chickens, goats, and dogs. Being a city girl and living and traveling all over the world, this lifestyle is a new adventure for me. I'm an RN and I work at the local hospital in town. I love my job, and love my community! UPDATE: We have just recently relocated to the south! My husband was relocated to Marietta, GA. We are now in the suburbs, and I am embracing our new lifestyle with open arms!
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I recently had to go Gluten Free and low sugar. This is actually a good thing for my cooking progression! I no longer buy any processed or packaged products. I make just about everything from scratch! I love soups and international foods! I absolutely love experimenting with spices and fresh herbs.
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