Mexican Turkey Meatloaf

Happy Halloween! And welcome back to this week’s theme, Why Didn’t I Think of That, the story of a young woman’s journey through the pages of success born from the hands and minds of her foodie peers that she’s not jealous of at all – their cookbooks.

In my head I sound like Ira Glass. And even though he’s the total opposite of female, I’m kind of diggin’ my faux head voice! It’s even kind of staccato and punchy, you know the way he does?

I’m a wee bit excited about today’s guest. And I’m a wee bit jealous of the length of her legs, her dewy sun-kissed complexion and her ability to make kid food glamorous and runway ready. I mean really. Her frickin’ grilled cheese sandwiches are even sexy.

Please welcome, the stunning Catherine McCord of Weelicious!

(and the crowd goes wiiiild)

“Now, Catherine, before we begin, can I ask where you got that adorable checkered green shirt that you’re wearing on the cover of your cookbook?”

“Oh, Bev! I can’t even remember. But I’ll tell you what, because I adore you so much, I’ll just go ahead and give you all my clothes, makeup, jewelry and heck, my kids too!”

You guys, I just read that sentence and I’m realizing how much of a psychopath I really am. Please don’t report me.

Okay so the cookbook! It’s fantastic. Super simple recipes for impatient freaks like me. Everything is approachable and especially fun for the WEE ones in your life. (sorry)

I made her Mexican Turkey Meatloaf because I am ca-raaaazy about any and all things Mexican.

Plus any opportunity to say “meatloaf” is just too vital to the human soul to pass up.

I absolutely loooooved this meatloaf. I willy nilly’d noneth with her recipe. It’s cheesy, turkey-y, salsa-y and it danced around in my belly like the ghosts of Halloween past.

In other words, you needeth this booketh.

Mmmmmmmmeatloaf. Hehehehehe.

Mexican Turkey Meatloaf:

(recipe from the Weelicious cookbook)

What it took for 2 mini meatloaves (or one big one)

* 1 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup grated carrot
* 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
* 3/4 cup chunky salsa (plus more for drizzling)
* 1 pinch coarse salt
* 1 pinch garlic salt
* 1/2 tsp ground cumin

This is so difficult. I hope you can follow. Ready? Here we go.

Combine everything in a bowl. Mixy mixy with your hands. Divid mixture in half and form leetle loaves with your hands on a rimmed baking sheet (that you spritz with a little cooking spray). Wash your hands.

Stick that thang in the oven (preheated to 400) and bake for 45 minutes.

Serve the loaves drizzled with a little more salsa and a good crunchy green salad!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win the Picky Palate cookbook! Now I sound like Pat Sajak. Not sure how I feel about that.

P.S.S. Still working on getting my site back the way it used to look. And what’s weird is, I can’t even remember! Ugh.

P.S.S.S. Watched Grave Encounters last night. I might not ever close my eyes again.

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24 Responses to Mexican Turkey Meatloaf

  1. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl October 31, 2012 at 9:23 am #
    This is too hard for me to follow. :-(
  2. Cookin' Canuck October 31, 2012 at 9:31 am #
    You are crazy, Bev...and I just love it. Now I'm going to hear Ira Glass everytime I read your blog. :) This is a great way to kick up meatloaf!
  3. Ali | Gimme Some Oven October 31, 2012 at 10:04 am #
    Mmmm...this meatloaf looks fab. Can't wait to see the cookbook!! :)
  4. Emma October 31, 2012 at 10:07 am #
    This looks delish! And, healthy too.
  5. kelley {mountain mama cooks} October 31, 2012 at 12:48 pm #
    You crack me up, lady! These look pretty darn good. And kudos to you for taking a great picture of meatloaf- no easy task!
  6. Katie @ Blonde Ambition October 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm #
    Salsa in meatloaf? Sign. me. up.
  7. DessertForTwo October 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm #
    Mmm! So easy and delicious! Love it!
  8. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray October 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm #
    Aah this is awesome. Totally my kind of dinner.
  9. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen October 31, 2012 at 7:21 pm #
    So I'm not the only one that really liked that shirt? You can have it though. It would look horrible on me! The meatloaf looks fantastic!
  10. joelle (on a pink typewriter) October 31, 2012 at 8:32 pm #
    Mmm, this looks great for chilly nights nowadays!
  11. teresa October 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm #
    You cutie! This meatloaf looks so good. I luv meatloaf! xo
  12. Brian @ A Thought For Food November 1, 2012 at 8:29 am #
    This brings back all sorts of memories from my meat-eating days!
  13. Kim L November 4, 2012 at 6:40 pm #
    Does the cook time remain the same if you are cooking one big loaf? Looks yummy!
  14. Hp Q2612A November 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm #
    Love how easy this one is!
  15. Denise November 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm #
    Al the cheese melted 'out' of mine while baking. Did I do something wrong?
    • Denise November 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm #
      Maybe it was the fat!
    • Bev Weidner November 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm #
      Oh no, really!? Hmmmm, maybe you're right in that it was the fat. What kind of cheese did you use? I'm sorry it melted out! Was it still tasty? ;)
  16. Carole February 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm #
    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is all about meatloaf. I do hope you link this nice one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Have a great week.
  17. Luv What You Do March 2, 2013 at 8:04 pm #
    This looks fantastic! Something my boyfriend and I would both like. I think it's such a great idea to do two mini meatloafs and your post was so cute!
  18. Alicia G March 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm #
    I made this tonight and it was DELISH!! My whole fmaily (even my 6 year old) ate it up:) I didn't have cumin so I used Tastefully Simple Fiesta Dip Seasoning and it was still great! It was moist and yummy. A new staple! I love that there is no gluten, bread, grains. Great, simple recipe!
  19. Anonymous November 22, 2013 at 12:48 pm #
    No breadcrumbs? Seems very moist after mixing.
  20. Whitney January 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm #
    I made this last night for dinner and it was ok, but not great, I'm not sure what happened! It was REALLY watery. I had to drain the pan at least twice while cooking, and there was still a ton more water in the bottom!


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