A simple low fat, high protein meatloaf that tastes OUTSTANDING. Turkey and apple make for an excellent flavour combination, with the apple providing sweetness and ensuring moist meat. Being a bit of a meatloaf hater, this one definitely swayed me. It’s a simple, tasty solution to transporting flavour-packed protein to work for lunch – I like to slice the loaf into individual portions and freeze, ready to take to work alongside some roasted kumara and steamed greens.
Turkey & Apple Meatloaf
500g ground turkey (breast or dark meat)
1 granny smith apple
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp paprika (I prefer smoked, de La Vera)
1/3 cup egg whites
1/4 cut rolled oats
1/2 cup ketchup (preferably sugar-free or homemade)
fresh herbs, chopped
Mix together turkey, onion, garlic, paprika, egg whites and rolled oats. Grate the apple and squeeze out most of the juice (reserve). Add the grated apple to the mix along with 1/4 cup ketchup. Press into a lined loaf pan (I managed to squeeze it into an 18x9cm tin). Combine the apple juice with the remaining ketchup and spread over the top of the meatloaf along with some fresh herbs.
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and, if desired, brush with a little more ketchup. Return to oven for another 20 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the centre reads 165˚F (or 74˚C).