Have meat loaf for dinner tonight, then transform the leftovers into other meals throughout the week! This recipe is actually 3 in 1, because you can use the leftovers for lettuce wraps and ramen.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
slow-cook:
3 hrs 30 mins (low) or 1 3/4 hours (high) + 30 minutes (high)
stand:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings + reserves
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Thai Turkey-Pork Meat Loaf with Chili Sauce

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl combine first five ingredients (through carrot). Add turkey, pork, 1 Tbsp. of the chili sauce, the soy sauce, and ginger. Mix gently to combine (do not overmix).

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  • Coat a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker with cooking spray. Cut three double-thick, 18x3-inch heavy foil strips. Crisscross strips in bottom of prepared cooker, extending strips over edges. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray. Place meat mixture on strips in cooker; pat into an oval or round loaf. Cover and cook on low 3 1/2 hours or high 1 3/4 hours.

  • If using low, turn to high. Cook 30 to 45 minutes more or until a thermometer registers 165°F. (Meat may still look pink inside.) Using foil, lift out meat loaf. Let stand, covered, 15 minutes.

  • Cut meat loaf in half. Reserve one-half of the meat loaf; store as directed below. Serve remaining meat loaf topped with remaining chili sauce, cilantro, and peanuts.

Serving suggestion

If desired, serve the meat loaf with steamed broccoli tossed with coconut oil and lemon juice.

To Store Reserves

Cut meat loaf in half. Divide meat loaf between two airtight containers. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days. (Or freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight before using.) Use one portion of meat loaf for Lettuce Wraps with Water Chestnuts (recipe, page XXX). Use remaining portion of meat loaf for Meat Loaf Ramen with Snow Peas (recipe, page XXX).

Nutrition Facts (Thai Turkey-Pork Meat Loaf with Chili Sauce)

268 calories; total fat 13g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 5g; cholesterol 108mg; sodium 392mg; potassium 357mg; carbohydrates 16g; fiber 2g; sugar 7g; protein 21g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 308IU; vitamin c 3mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 6mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 19mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 63mg; iron 2mg.

Lettuce Wraps with Water Chestnuts

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  • In a large nonstick skillet cook meat loaf over medium heat until heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in water chestnuts and soy sauce; heat through.

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  • Serve meat mixture in lettuce leaves with desired toppings and sauces.

Nutrition Facts (Lettuce Wraps with Water Chestnuts)

215 calories; total fat 8g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 54mg; sodium 598mg; potassium 337mg; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 3g; sugar 10g; protein 13g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 1278IU; vitamin c 28mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 65mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 53mg; iron 2mg.

Meat Loaf Ramen with Snap Peas

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Directions

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  • Break ramen noodles into quarters. In a 4-qt. Dutch oven cook noodles in a large amount of boiling water 3 minutes; drain in a colander. Rinse with cold water; drain again.

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  • In same Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat. Add meat loaf, mushrooms, and ginger. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until meat loaf is heated through, stirring occasionally.

  • Stir in noodles and remaining ingredients. Cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until heated through.

Tips

If desired, top servings with finely chopped green onions and crushed red pepper.

Nutrition Facts (Meat Loaf Ramen with Snap Peas)

395 calories; total fat 16g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 54mg; sodium 856mg; potassium 435mg; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 3g; sugar 8g; protein 22g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 497IU; vitamin c 22mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 5mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 33mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 53mg; iron 4mg.
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