Chipotle Meat Loaf

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"With the addition of the chipotles, cumin, and cilantro, this meat loaf has a very fresh, slightly smoky, and moderately spicy flavor."

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 6 Serving

Preparation time:
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Ingredients

Meat loaf:
1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup regular oats
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 large egg whites
1 pound ground turkey
1 pound ground turkey breast
Cooking spray
Topping:
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Method

Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare meat loaf, remove 1 chipotle chile and 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Chop chile. Combine chile, adobo sauce, onion, and next 14 ingredients (through ground turkey breast) in a large bowl, stirring to combine. Place turkey mixture in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.

To prepare topping, combine 1/4 cup tomato sauce, ketchup, and hot sauce in a small bowl; brush mixture evenly over meat loaf. Cover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

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