Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ma! The Mini-Meatloaf!

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Will Ferrell, who is quite possibly my favorite actor, had a small part in the movie, Wedding Crashers and had a funny little scene about meatloaf; I like to yell it every now and then to my Mom -- she usually gives me a weird look -- I don't think she's seen the movie. Regardless, this post is about a healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free mini-meatloaf. Say that five times fast.

The recipe is such that I just kind of threw things in that sounded good, and it turned out quite delicious. The "mini" in it all comes from the fact that I live alone and like to eat "little" things. It makes me feel better about gorging on five of them, so lay off me.

Ma! The Mini-Meatloaf!

1.3 pounds ground turkey
1 1/2 slices of gluten free bread crumbled (I used Trader Joe's french bread rolls)
1 egg
1 medium-sized vidallia onion
2 carrots
1 1/2 teaspoon spices (I used a blend of pepper and a garlic blend)

3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 350

In a bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbes, onion, carrot, egg and spices. Place in mini-muffin tins and mini-loaf pans. Combine the ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar in a small bowl and brush on top of your muffin tins and loaf.

You most certainly can cook this meatloaf the normal way -- in a normal sized loaf pan, but then it wouldn't be mini and you might feel bad about yourself for eating half of it and end up working out for an hour because of it...

If you are baking yours in the mini-muffin tins and mini-loaf pan, it should take about twenty to twenty-five minutes. Just keep an eye on it.

Wedding Crashers is a decent movie, but I definately quote Anchorman a whole lot more. Unfortunately, I can't think of any food-related scenes to quote from that one.


glutenfreeforgood said...

Hi Lizzie – no photo of Henry stealing mini meatloaves? This recipe does sound good though, and easy, which I like. BTW, I answered your selenium question on my nut post.
Take care and nice job on the blog!

The Good Eatah said...

Haha! He sure did try to eat them, but I was able to take the picture before he got to them.

Thanks so much for the selenium answer, I was curious about that!

grumpster said...

"Stay classy San Diego" is my favorite line from Anchorman. The best scene is when Christina Applegate walks in on him doing the dumbbell curls. Priceless.

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

Yum. I love foods that divide up easily into servings. And I bet this would work well, too, with an egg sub.

The Good Eatah said...

Absolutely, Sally! In fact, you could probably just get away with a tablespoon of olive oil to bind it together and keep it moist.

Kate said...

"Milk was a bad choice!" (Anchorman quote that is even in line with your dairy free lifestyle!)

The Good Eatah said...

BRILLIANT, Kate! How could I forget?

I'll have to create a whole new post in dedication to that quote.