Thursday, September 27, 2007

What's for dinner?

Christy's meatloaf, that's what! I'm one of those weird people that cannot stand the all American meatloaf with tomato sauce or ketchup all over it... Yucky, yucky, yucky to me :P

So, I figured out a meatloaf with flavors that I like... Here's the recipe... We'll start with all the ingredients:

  • One lb. ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 package of croutons (whichever are your favorite, mine are multi-grain parmesan caesar)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
Ok... First, mix all the ingredients except the turkey and croutons.

Then add the thawed turkey and blend with your hands if you're a macho woman who doesn't mind getting raw turkey under your finger nails... I happen to not like that so much, so I use my kitchen-aide. I won't show you this step as it looks pretty grossa, but next, crunch up your croutons. Not too much, I like big pieces in there, too. They should look like this.

Pour 'em in the mixer and whirl for about 10 seconds. When it's all ready to pop in the pan, it should look like this.

Oh, and don't forget the salt and pepper, just a few shakes...

Then use an ice-cream scoop (the kind with the little mechanism that helps you get it all out) and put 2 scoops per spot in your muffin tin. This makes 6 perfect little meatloafs... I like using the muffin tin because they're the perfect portions.

Bake in a 375 degree pre-heated oven for 25-35 minutes, until they reach an internal temp of atleast 160 degrees. Add some rice and a salad, and it's dinner time!


She'sSewPretty said...

Yummy...maybe I do want meatloaf for dinner.

Mom2fur said...

Now, that sounds delicious! I love a variety of meatloaves...but, like you, I'm not crazy about the ketchupy kind. I have a brown sugar meatloaf in my freezer right now. Maybe I'll take it out to have for dinner next week. And I think I'll have to give your recipe a try, too!

Esther Sunday said...

I'll try to get there by 5:30-ish... do I need to bring anything? Love, Esther

Sweet Remembrance said...

Well that looks good!
I'm not a big meat loaf lover for the same reasons as you...ketchup!
I will have try your recipe.

Shelly @ thePINKbarn said...

I love your idea about the meatloaf! And I never thought about putting individual servings in a muffin pan! I'm not big on the traditional one either, but I have found one that includes brown sugar! Yummy! I'm going to try yours! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Amy Wagner said...

I love that you bake it in muffin tins!!!!
Thanks for the great idea sharing!