Canadian in Candia

May 19, 2009

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf

Filed under: Recipes — Tags: , — Miriam @ 9:31 pm

This is one of my favorite meals to make with ground turkey. But you can use ground beef instead. For the breadcrumbs I crushed wheat chex because it was all I could find in the house.

Turkey Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf

1.3 lbs Ground Turkey (or Beef)
1 Large Egg Beaten
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
1/2 cup Chopped Onion
2 Tbs Yellow Mustard
2 tsp Italian Seasoning, dried
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Garlic powder

Filling:
10oz Frozen Shredded Spinach, Thawed and drained
1/2 cup Fat free ricotta cheese
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded (may be low fat cheese)

Topping:
1/4 cup Tomato Salsa

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with nonfat cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, mix together ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, and onion. Add mustard, italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder and mix well.

Turkey Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf

3. Place half the meat mixture in prepared pan. Make a shallow well down the length of the meat.

Turkey Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf

4. Defrost Spinach and drain well. In medium bowl, combine spinach, ricotta, and mozzarella, mix well. Place in well.

Turkey Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf

5. Cover with remaining meat mixture; pinch sides of meat together to seal well.
6. Cook at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. If liquid from vegetables seeps out of stuffing, that`s OK, just drain it off. Let rest for 10 minutes, top with salsa (it covers up the odd colour of the cooked ground turkey), slice and serve.

Turkey Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf

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1 Comment »

  1. Love this idea … i never tried stuffing meat loaf before … looks delicious .. Laila .. http://lailablogs.com/

    Comment by lailablogs — May 21, 2009 @ 8:34 am


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