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Cooking Light: Chipotle Meat Loaf

TracyK's picture

This is a really good meatloaf recipe... I tend to use half lean ground beef or pork instead of all ground turkey, but I bet it would be fine with all turkey.


A friend got me a subscription to Cooking Light last year and I am really enjoying the recipes... more so than in past years. If anyone wants to go spelunking on the CL web site, the current password is "kitchentips". :-)


Chipotle Meat Loaf


1 canned chipotle chile with 1 tsp adobo sauce (I at least double this!)
1/2  cup finely chopped onion
1/2  cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4  cup regular oats
1/4  cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4  cup tomato sauce
2  teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1  teaspoon salt
1/2  teaspoon ground cumin
1/2  teaspoon dried oregano
1/4  teaspoon dried basil
1/4  teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2  garlic cloves, minced
2  large egg whites
1  pound ground turkey
1  pound ground turkey breast
Cooking spray

Topping:
1/4  cup tomato sauce
1  tablespoon ketchup
1/2  teaspoon hot sauce

Preheat oven to 350°.


To prepare meat loaf, remove 1 chipotle chile and 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Chop chile. Combine chile, adobo sauce, onion, and next 14 ingredients (through ground turkey breast) in a large bowl, stirring to combine. Place turkey mixture in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray (NOTE: I bake freeform in a shallow baking dish). Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.

To prepare topping, combine 1/4 cup tomato sauce, ketchup, and hot sauce in a small bowl; brush mixture evenly over meat loaf. Cover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.



Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

NUTRITION PER SERVING
CALORIES 239(24% from fat); FAT 7.1g (sat 1.9g,mono 2.5g,poly 1.9g); PROTEIN 36.3g; CHOLESTEROL 94mg; CALCIUM 55mg; SODIUM 753mg; FIBER 1.3g; IRON 2.1mg; CARBOHYDRATE 8.4g


WW Points: 5 per serving.


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AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #57095, reply #1 of 23)

Okay, on the oats, do they like dissolve into the meatloaf, or do you see oat shape particles in the finished loaf? If you do, do you think I could use all breadcrumbs. We loathe oat shaped particles in our meatloaf around here, lol.

But I do have that half used container of chipotles in my fridge beggging to be used. And I have a technique for making meatloaf in the pressure cooker in 10 minutes. So you know I have to madmom this and do it in the pressure cooker.

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Jean's picture

(post #57095, reply #2 of 23)

OK. what's your PC techique. I'd love to do that for a quick meal.

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AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #57095, reply #5 of 23)

It's from my new Lorna Sass cookbook. Basically, take a 1 pound meatloaf, shape it into a disk of even thickness, put it in a steamer basket on a trivet in the pressure cooker, and cook on 15 psi for 10 minutes. Her technique includes cutting up 3 pounds of Russet potatoes and putting them on the bottom, then the trivet, then the steamer basket. Oh, and 2 cups of water. It was just enough water to cover the potatoes.

I'll type in the actual recipe after I get Ellie to bed.

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Jean's picture

(post #57095, reply #8 of 23)

Hmm All three of mine have trivets, but no steamer basket. I wonder if one of those veggie steamers would work. I have one of these.



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AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #57095, reply #9 of 23)

Yes, she specifically says that one of those will work - the smaller diameter one, though. I have an 8" one and a 6" one and only the 6" one fits into the my 8 quart p.c.

Here is her recipe for the meatloaf:

Cooking spay
2 large eggs
1 1/2 pounds meatloaf mix, or 8 ounces each ground beef, veal, and pork or all ground chuck (I used ground chuck, and only used 1 pound)
1 cup finely chopped onions (I used 1 medium onion, and two medium carrots, shredded in my food processor)
1/2 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley (I used dried and just dumped it in until it looked like enough, lol. She says that dried herbs need a larger quantity than in regular recipes for use in the pressure cooker, so it was alot.)
3/4 cup rolled oats (I used 1 cup of breadcrumbs; I used more to compensate for the moisture in the carrots.)
1/2 cup ketchup or chili sauce, plus 1-2 TBS to coat the meatloaf
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder (she makes a point earlier on in the book that garlic powder gives more flavor than fresh in the pressure cooker; only whole cloves give good flavor in the pressure cooker.)
Freshly ground pepper

For the Cheddar Smashed Potatoes (when did mashed potatoes become smashed potatoes?)

3 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed or peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups, loosely packed, shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup milk, plus more to taste (I used evaporated skim milk)
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Coat the bottom and sides of the steamer basket lightly with the cooking spray.

Beat the eggs in a large bowl.. Add the ground meat, onions, parsely, oats, ketchup, salt, garlic and pepper to taste. (I just mashed everything together at one time. I also added a dash of Worcestershire sauce.)

Transfer to the steamer basket and press into a disk of uniform thickness (I made the disk before I put it into the basket). If your steamer basket has a central pole, shape the meat around it. Spread a very thin layer of ketchup on top (I tarted my ketchup up with some dry spices, more "what's this here" sauce and some bbq sauce).

Pour 2 cups water into a 6-quart or larger cooker. Place the potatoes in the water. Set the steamer basket on top of the potatoes (I put my triangle trivet in with the potatoes so the basket would be level).

Lock the lid in place. Over high heat, bring to high pressure. Reduce heat just enough to maintain high pressure and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat. Quick release the pressure. Remove the lid, tilting it away from you to allow steam to escape.

Test for doneness: an instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle of the meatloaf should read at least 155 degrees F. if the meatloaf requires more cooking, remove the potatoes (set aside to keep warm), set the meatloaf on a trivet {pretty sure she means the whole steamer basket and the meatloaf, lol} to raise it above the water, and steam it over high heat for another few minutes When the meatloaf is done, let it rest in the basket for at least 5 minutes while preparing the potatoes.

Meanwhile, prepare the Cheddar-Smashed Potatoes: Drain the potatoes and return them to the empty cooker (I moved mine to a warmed bowl). Set over very low heat (I didn't do this part) and add the cheese and the milk. Use a masher to coarsely smash the potatoes (actually, I forgot that I used my ricer and riced them right into a warmed bowl, added the cheese and milk and served them). For a moister mixture, stir in additional milk. Add salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, either unmold the meatloaf or slice it right in the basket. Serve the Cheddar Smashed Potatoes alongside. (I turned the meatloaf out onto a plate, then flipped it onto another plate. Put on a touch more ketchup concoction, and put it under the broiler for a minute to get some color. It went under the broiler while I riced the potatoes.)

From Pressure Perfect, page 133, by Lorna Sass

I'm pretty sure almost any 1 poundish meatloaf would work, though.

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                -- "The Emperor's New Clothes"

 

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine and chocolate.

Jean's picture

(post #57095, reply #10 of 23)

Thank you!  That was good of you to type that all out. It's snowing like crazy out there again.  A good meat loaf day, for sure.

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AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #57095, reply #11 of 23)

Do try the potatoes, too.

Mine picked up THE most delicious flavor from the meat juices dripping down on them. I used half the cheese called for and the flavor did not suffer one whit.

And the crowd was stilled.  One elderly man, wondering at the sudden silence, turned to the Child and asked him to repeat what he had said.  Wide-eyed, the Child raised his voice and said once again, "Why, the Emperor has no clothes!  He is naked!"
                -- "The Emperor's New Clothes"

 

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine and chocolate.

Lizbeth's picture

(post #57095, reply #17 of 23)

Hearing you snowy folks talk about your white stuff makes me want to share a soft word or so with you: 74 degrees. Sunny. Gorgeous outside if a person can get out in it (if not, it's like a picture postcard).

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Adele's picture

(post #57095, reply #18 of 23)

Welcome, welcome, welcome!  Gotcha beat, 82 & not a cloud in the sky. 


(We like the same authors!)


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

courgette's picture

(post #57095, reply #20 of 23)

But in July when you're sweltering and your AC dies we'll be at a comfy 25C! Everything that goes around, comes around! And I like snow, but don't ask my DH who just ran over a Xmas wreath with the snowblower and is NOT in a good mood!


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transona5's picture

(post #57095, reply #12 of 23)

(when did mashed potatoes become smashed potatoes?)


That's the newfangled term they use when the mashed potatoes have the peels still on them. : D 

 

AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #57095, reply #13 of 23)

Good to know. I'd hate to order the wrong thing in a restaurant and embarass myself ;).

And the crowd was stilled.  One elderly man, wondering at the sudden silence, turned to the Child and asked him to repeat what he had said.  Wide-eyed, the Child raised his voice and said once again, "Why, the Emperor has no clothes!  He is naked!"
                -- "The Emperor's New Clothes"

 

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine and chocolate.

Gretchen's picture

(post #57095, reply #15 of 23)

Or are chunky mashed potatoes, not smooth.


As for the oatmeal in meat loaf, my sister always did that. It is a good binder and I never noticed any graininess.


And all turkey meat loaf is really good. I just use regular ground turkey, not ground turkey breast.


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mumby's picture

(post #57095, reply #23 of 23)

We call mashed potatoes with the skins on "dirty" mashed potatoes.  I will occasionally peel potatoes if I'm ricing them but I definitely prefer dirty mashed potatoes.  ;-)

MadMom's picture

(post #57095, reply #14 of 23)

Sounds good...I might have to try this.  I do love meatloaf.



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Jean's picture

(post #57095, reply #21 of 23)

Well, I tried this for supper tonight and DH gave it his complete approval, even to the chunked potatoes with skins on cooked beneath the meat loaf. I might even try pressure cooking potatoes alone, rather than trying to get them 'baked' in the nuker.  That's never completely satisfactory.


The only thing that needs some work is how to retrieve the meatloaf without spilling it out of the steamer basket. I managed to hook it out, but it needs some refinement.  That stuff is piping hot!


Going into my permanent file, and thanks again.  It was quick and easy to cook in my electric PC. It didn't need to go under the broiler either-- great right out of the pan. Yum!




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Marcia's picture

(post #57095, reply #22 of 23)

Off topic, but I love your new tagline!

transona5's picture

(post #57095, reply #3 of 23)

You could always give the oats a few pulses in the FP to cut them up into something that looks less oat shaped.

 

AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #57095, reply #6 of 23)

That could work. We just got a new Braun in the mail today and it came with a tiny little food processor that would just whiz those oaty particles right up.

And the crowd was stilled.  One elderly man, wondering at the sudden silence, turned to the Child and asked him to repeat what he had said.  Wide-eyed, the Child raised his voice and said once again, "Why, the Emperor has no clothes!  He is naked!"
                -- "The Emperor's New Clothes"

 

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine and chocolate.

TracyK's picture

(post #57095, reply #4 of 23)

I think I used quick-cooking oats, and I don't notice any oat-shaped particles, LOL. But yes-- you could certainly sub all breadcrumbs, or crush some saltines or something. 


The cilantro really makes this recipe. VM wants to put it in a burrito, which I think is vile. LOL.


Squirrels are just rats in cuter outfits.
       -- Carrie Bradshaw

AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #57095, reply #7 of 23)

Okay, I have quick cooking oats, so I'll use those. I just made meatloaf on Monday, so maybe next week.

And the crowd was stilled.  One elderly man, wondering at the sudden silence, turned to the Child and asked him to repeat what he had said.  Wide-eyed, the Child raised his voice and said once again, "Why, the Emperor has no clothes!  He is naked!"
                -- "The Emperor's New Clothes"

 

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine and chocolate.

Marcia's picture

(post #57095, reply #16 of 23)

I use regular oats in my meatloaf, since I'm sensitive to wheat. My recipe includes sour cream, and I mix the eggs and sour cream (you could use any liquid, maybe the egg whites) and soak the oats in the liquid for a while. They don't show up as oat flakes if you do this, but the other suggestions should work, too.

CHandGreeson's picture

(post #57095, reply #19 of 23)

Thank you, Tracy, this looks different and delicious.

Thank you also for the CL password :)

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