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Today’s recipe is one I promise you will love – Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf Muffins that are glazed with a super easy homemade fire roasted ketchup – hungry yet?
When it comes to meatloaf, I love putting a creative twist on it – whether it’s using a combination of meats from the Italian market, adding various spices and flavor profiles or, my absolute favorite, making meatloaf muffins. Yes – you heard that right – meatloaf muffins. You bake these lovelies in your muffin tin and not only are they absolutely adorable, but they also help you with portion control and they bake up so much quicker. Think about it – if you make quickbread – there’s nothing quick about it – 60 minutes or so until you can have them. Muffins are done in about half the time. Why shouldn’t the same rational apply to meatloaf right?
With the holidays coming up, I headed to my local WalMart to stock up on pantry staples for the busy month ahead. I knew I was going to make meatloaf for dinner but how was I going to jazz it up. As I headed down the aisle, it hit me – let’s go Southwestern and picked up some RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles and, of course, Hunt’s Fire Roasted Tomatoes. I often use fire roasted tomatoes for many of my recipes when canned tomatoes are involved as the flavor benefits are amazing. Inspired by Michael Symon’s Southwestern Meatloaf, I decided to use tortilla chips in lieu of breadcrumbs and I have to tell you – when Michael Symon talks – one has to listen – the man is a genius!
Most meatloaf recipes call for a ketchup glaze and while I could use Hunt’s ketchup to glaze these meatloaf muffins, I thought – why not whip up a super easy Fire Roasted Ketchup that essentially took about 15 minutes. A quick simmer, a blitz with the immersion blender and *boom* – fire roasted ketchup. You can’t have southwestern dishes without a bit of chile action and the RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles were the perfect addition to these meatloaf muffins.
I served this with a super easy Southwestern couscous and dinner was on the table in less than an hour. How easy was that?
When you are looking for a flavorful spin on meatloaf, make these Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf Muffins and I promise that your family will ask you to make them again and again.
On to the recipe:
Gather your ingredients
Let’s make the fire roasted ketchup
Forget bread crumbs – let’s use some crushed tortilla chips
Everything ready to mix
The turkey meatloaf muffins are ready for the oven
Dinner Is Served
Yields 12 These Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf Muffins are a flavorful take on meatloaf. Turkey meatloaf is spiced up with tomatoes and green chiles, brushed with a fire-roasted tomato ketchup glaze and baked to perfection in muffin tins. 20 minPrep Time 40 minCook Time 1 hrTotal Time Ingredients Instructions
Aly M. Cleary
These Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf Muffins are a flavorful take on meatloaf. Turkey meatloaf is spiced up with tomatoes and green chiles, brushed with a fire-roasted tomato ketchup glaze and baked to perfection in muffin tins.
20 minPrep Time
40 minCook Time
1 hrTotal Time