Taking Turkey Meatloaf South of the Border

Take a LOOKSIE what I made!


I had full intentions of making my turkey meatloaf (aka Turkey Meat Muffins) for dinner tonight, but I decided to take the turkey meat muffins a little off the beaten path.  A little south of the border if you will 😉

My take on the south of the border meatloaf included: 

  • 8 ounce 93% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/4 cup salsa  (I used Tostitos Chunky Medium Salsa)
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 tsp each ground cumin, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper  

Everyone into the tub:


Once mixed, I divided it up into four even meatballs and plopped into a muffin tin that I’d sprayed down with cooking spray.  Then I topped each of these little guys off with some sliced fresh jalapeno from my garden. 

Ready to get their bake on:


The meatballs cooked for 35 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

I also roasted up some cauliflower for my side dish.  Have you jumped on the roasted veggie bandwagon yet?!?  Roasted veggies are AWESOME tasting and also awesomely simple.  All I did tonight was toss some chopped cauliflower onto a sprayed down cookie sheet, sprinkle liberally with garlic salt and black pepper, and pop into the 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. 



Now THAT’s a spicy meat-ta-ball-eh… sorry I had to do it.DSCF2956

I also put a tbsp each of the Tostito’s salsa and some Stonyfield Farms Plain Fat Free yogurt on my plate for dippin:


In action!


I’m excited to see how these guys taste for lunch tomorrow too! 

Stats on 2 Mexican meatballs:  243 calories, 13g carbs, 9g fat, 2g protein, 2g fiber

Stats on 2 Mexican meatballs, dips, & 1 cup roasted cauliflower:  281 calories, 20g carbs, 9g fat, 28g protein, 5g fiber

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  1. I agree with you on the roasted veggies! I cannot get enough of them. The garlic salt adds so much flavor. Have you tried roasted zucchini or broccoli?

  2. No..it actually comes out perfect! If you look on my blog you can see pictures of zucchini I’ve roasted. I really want to try brussel sprouts.