Monday, November 10, 2008

Turkey Meatloaf and Roasted Cauliflower

Low-Carb Turkey Meatloaf
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
2 T. sugar
2 t. white vinegar (or water)
2 lbs. ground turkey
2 eggs
1/2 c. grated Parmesan
1/4 c. onion, diced
1/4 c. yellow pepper, diced
2 T. parsley flakes
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 t. dried oregano
1/2 t. dried basil
1 t. kosher (sea) salt
1/2 t. black pepper
1/4 lb. provolone cheese, sliced.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Tomato Sauce: In a small bowl, mix together the tomato sauce, paste, sugar and vingear. Set aside. Add water if it's too thick for your taste.

Meatloaf: In a large bowl, Mix together the turkey, eggs, parmesan, vegetables, herbs and seasoning.

Make it: Spray a 5 X 7 inch loaf pan with pam spray or something like it. Take half of the meat mixture and spread in the bottom, cover with a layer of provolone cheese, top with the remaining meat mixture and then pour the tomato sauce over the top. I wanted the tomato sauce to go down the sides as well, so I formed more of a "loaf" in the pan after I put the second layer of meat on. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or more if desired. Let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Roasted Cauliflower
Take one head of cauliflower and remove the leaves, but leave a portion of the stem to be able to cut it into large wedges. Brush both sides of the wedges with olive oil and place in a baking pan, sprinkle a generous amount of red pepper flakes over the pieces and top with minced (or powdered) garlic. Salt and pepper to taste. Roast in a 450 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, or until the edges of the cauliflower are browned.

I took both of these to work today and ate them both cold. I think the cauliflower would have been a little tastier if it had been reheated, but I think heating things in the microwave makes them rubbery. If I were to reheat it at home, I'd throw it on a cookie sheet and give it a few minutes in the oven at 350 degrees.


LiLu said...

I was going to ask you to post this recipe after reading it on your other blog! Thanks! It's perfect for these chilly days...

saratogajean said...

Sounds delicious, especially the cauliflower.

I'm defiantely trying it this weekend.