Here's a fun, fast and fool-proof way to make dinner for the whole family—you don't even have to turn on the oven!
Servings: Makes 6 servings
Ingredients 1/2 pound ground turkey , dark meat1/2 pound ground turkey , white meat1/2 cup onion , diced2 stalks celery , chopped1 cup mushrooms , chopped1/4 cup bell pepper1/2 cup tomato sauce1 cup shredded parmesan cheese2 eggs1 cup breadcrumbs1 can (6 ounces) diced tomatoes1 tablespoon dried chives1 tablespoon salt-free seasoningSalt and pepper to tasteFresh or dried herbs to tasteDash of Tabasco sauceDash of Worcestershire sauce1/4 cup of beer
Combine all ingredients (reserving a few tablespoons of diced tomatoes) and knead them into a loaf. Place in the bread pan, and place the pan in the bread machine. Cover the top of the meatloaf with the remaining diced tomatoes (you can substitute ketchup).
Cook for 70 minutes or until done. Remove the pan from the bread machine and drain off any liquid. Be careful, as the liquid will be very hot. Let the meatloaf settle for several minutes, then remove it from the bread pan.
Recommended technique: Make sure that your bread machine has a "Manual" or "Cook only" cycle. Do not attempt this recipe in a bread machine that does not have one. As an alternative, you can make this recipe in a loaf pan in a 350 oven for about an hour.
Recommended technique: It's important to have a mixture of white and dark meat, as this provides moisture and texture. A meatloaf with all white meat will be dry.