Vegetable Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze Tell a Friend

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  • 2 tablespoons - extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 - small zucchini, finely diced
  • 1 - red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 - yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  • 5 cloves - garlic, smashed to a paste with coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons - red pepper flakes
  • - Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 - large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoons - finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cups - fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds - ground turkey, 90 percent lean
  • 1 cups - panko
  • 1/2 cups - freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cups - ketchup
  • 1/4 cups - plus 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Heat the oil in a large saute pan over high heat. Add the zucchini, bell peppers, garlic paste and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the vegetables are almost soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
    2. Whisk the egg and fresh herbs in a large bowl. Add the turkey, panko, grated cheese, 1/2 cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and the cooled vegetables; mix until just combined.
    3. Gently press the mixture into a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes in a small bowl; brush the mixture over the entire loaf. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

    Brief Description

    For two people this makes 3 servings each, and it's great for a dinner and two leftover lunches. So flavorful, figure friendly, and great a freezer meal to save for yourself or gift to a new mom. Don't worry if the top gets black... it's all flavor!

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    Category:  Poultry

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 30 min
    Cook Time: 1 hour(s) 15 min


    *No shortcuts here; make it as is and enjoy!
    *If you have one of those Vidalia Onion choppers with the interchangeable dice sizes, now is the time to use it. I love the small dice it gets; the vegetables basically melt into the meatloaf but you get the benefit of the nutrients. Kids won't even notice them!


    Food Network - Bobby Flay

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    November 29, 2017

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