Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Albino Meat Loaf

This is another one of those, "shoot, what do I have in my fridge?" recipes that really turned out to be dang good. I'm rather proud of this one.

Albino Meat Loaf

  • 1.5 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3 slices white bread, processed to crumbs in a food processor
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced finely
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 -2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth (this makes it really juicy)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian herbs (whatever combo you want: parsley, oregano, rosemary, basil)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Grated mozzarella cheese

I do this whole thing in a stand mixer, and it's very quick and easy. I just dump in all the ingredients except the Parmesan and mozzarella and stir until mixed. I don't have a loaf pan, so I used a pie plate: it makes it makes it thinner so it cooks a little faster. Press the meat mixture into pan, top with the cheeses and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes (will vary greatly depending on the thickness and shape).

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