Thai Turkey Meat Loaf

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Turkey meatloaf from the pressure cooker or the slow cooker makes a healthy dinner recipe that hits the spot when you need a little comfort food.

Fast or Slow Thai Turkey Meat Loaf
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
5 hrs
Broil Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 24 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ pound 93% lean ground turkey

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup shredded carrot

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper,* halved, seeded (if desired), and finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup Thai sweet chili sauce

  • Cilantro leaves

Directions

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine the first twelve ingredients (through black pepper). Form into two 6x3-inch loaves. Prepare as directed using desired cooker, below.

Fast 15 minute cook time

  1. Place each loaf on a lightly greased 15-x12-inch foil sheet. Wrap foil to completely enclose each loaf. Poke several holes in top of foil for steam to escape. Place a steam rack in a 6-qt. electric or stove-top pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water to pot. Place loaves on rack. Lock lid in place. Set an electric cooker on high pressure to cook 15 minutes. For a stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat. Cook 15 minutes. Remove from heat. For both models, let stand 10 minutes to release pressure naturally. Release any remaining pressure. Open lid carefully. Remove loaf from cooker. Unwrap loaves. Preheat broiler. Place meat loaves on a foil-lined baking sheet. Brush chili sauce over meat loaves. Broil 8 inches from heat for 4 to 5 minutes or just until sauce is starting to bubble. Top with cilantro.

Slow 5 hour low or 2 1/2 hour high cook time

  1. Cut three double-thick, 18x3-inch heavy foil strips. Crosswise strips and place in a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. oval slow cooker. Place loaves on crisscross. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours or high 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until a thermometer registers 165°F (meat may still look pink inside). Use foil strips to lift meat loaves from cooker. Preheat broiler. Place meat loaves on a foil-lined baking sheet. Brush chili sauce over meat loaves. Broil 8 inches from heat for 4 to 5 minutes or just until sauce is starting to bubble. Top with cilantro.

*

Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. If your bare hands come in contact with the peppers, the tingling burn can last for hours even after washing your hands. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with chiles.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

318 Calories
13g Fat
18g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 1024mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 7.2mg 36%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 401mg 9%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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