Friday, January 29, 2010

Turkey Meatloaf & Turnip-Cauliflower Mash

Delicious! The only other meatloaf that I have ever really liked was a cheeseburger meatloaf, but this was YUMMY! We also really liked the Turnip-Cauliflower Mash. I was a little worried about that because I've made cauliflower mashed "potatoes" before and they weren't very good. This mash had the same texture as potatoes and it was SO filling! We will definitely make it again!

Ingredients (for meatloaf & mash):
1 lb. ground turkey
1 c. onion, diced
3/4 c. natural oatmeal
1/2 c. carrots, grated
2 egg whites, whisked
2 tsp Italian seasoning, divided
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 6 oz can tomato paste
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (I would use 1, maybe 1 1/2 next time)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp agave nectar
1 head cauliflower, leaves removed and cut into pieces
2 turnips, skin removed and cut into pieces
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp dried basil
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350. In a med. bowl, mix turkey, onion, oatmeal, carrots, egg whites, 1 tsp Italian seasonings and cayenne. Place mix in a 9-inch loaf pan (I just shaped in a loaf).

In another med. bowl, whisk together tomato paste, vinegar, garlic, 1 tsp Italian seasoning and agave. Spread sauce over meatloaf. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

Place turnips in a pan with water and bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes. Steam Cauliflower for 15 minutes in a steam cooker or steamer over a pot filled with 2 inches of water over med-high heat.

In a large bowl, mash together cauliflower, turnips, oil, basil, salt and pepper (I added a little bit of minced garlic to this too). We actually just stuck everything in the blender and pulsed for a bit.

This recipe came from Clean Eating Magazine, July/August 2009. Love this Mag!

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