I love verde anything.
Something about green chilies make me very happy, and green enchilada sauce is one of my favorite canned items.
I like to buy the lean ground turkey at Costco in the 4 pack. It's much leaner (7% fat) than what I can usually find in the grocery store at 20% fat. Usually I make turkey patties and barbecue them, or make Turkey Keema Curry.
But I'd been thinking of a meatloaf... so here's my plan.
However... This is ugly food.
Below is a picture of it the day after, after firming up in the the fridge. It won't win any beauty contests, but it made a terrific lunch.
Here it is at dinner time.
I may have gasped out loud when reviewing the pictures to add to my blog. UGLY!
One note, it might make a firmer meatloaf if you used half turkey and half pork, or beef. But this recipe is easy for using up the full package of turkey in the 20oz packs from Costco.
20 oz fresh ground turkey
1/2 cup green enchilada sauce, divided into 2 1/4 cup portions.
1/2 onion, minced
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp green hot sauce
1 tsp cumin
Sprinkle of chili powder
Salt & Pepper (but go easy the enchilada sauce can be salty)
Preheat the oven to 375
Combine all ingredients together (except half the enchilada sauce for the top) and mix well.
Shape into a loaf pan and pat down firmly. Add the extra 1/4 cup enchilada sauce and sprinkle with a little chili powder, if desired. Bake for about 1 hour until cooked through.
I got mine up to about 165-170 internal temperature using an instant thermometer. That's the easiest way to see if something is cooked through.
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