All of it CLEEEEEAN as a whistle!
There is just something about meatloaf. Some consider it a comfort food. It’s one of my favorite things to make for dinner because it’s SO easy and very satisfying. Makes the kitchen smell divine, too.
Tonight I adapted a meatball recipe from a new cookbook, The Best of Clean Eating to make a loaf.
It turned out absolutely fabulous. I hope you’ll try it!
CLEAN BBQ TURKEY MEATLOAF
Pure olive oil spray (I use a Misto spray can, above)
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 lbs extra-lean ground turkey
1/4 c basil
1/4 c marjoram or oregano
3/4 c whole-grain breadcrumbs
2 Tbs tomato paste
3/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 and spray loaf pan with olive oil spray.
In large bowl, gently combine all ingredients.
Press meat mixture into loaf pan.
Bake until inner temperature of loaf is 175 degrees (40-50 minutes).
Just about any type of bread makes a wonderful accompaniment to meatloaf, but I almost always make fresh, warm cornbread for a side dish. Up until recently, I made “cornbread souffle” – a recipe that calls for boxed corn bread mix, a buttload of butter, and a can of creamed corn. Lemme tell ya, the stuff melted in your mouth. Now, however, that recipe may be used on special occasions, if at all.
My new recipe calls for organic, stone ground cornmeal. DO NOT BE AFRAID. Bob’s Red Mill makes a wonderful cornmeal that I found at my regular grocery store. There are other great brands out there. You simply need to look.
I give you my new, delicious cornbread recipe! If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, go buy one tomorrow. :-)
CLEAN SKILLET CORNBREAD
1-1/2 c organic cornmeal (preferably stone ground)
1-2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1-1/2 c buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400.
In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
Add egg and buttermilk to dry ingredients and mix together to combine. If batter seems dry add more buttermilk.
Lightly mist a skillet with olive oil and place in oven for about 3-4 minutes.
Carefully remove skillet from oven and pour batter into it. Return skillet to oven and bake until top is golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
Before I go I need to let you know that when I post recipes, I encourage you to find the most natural/organic form of the ingredients that you can. They go a long way, and they are absolutely necessary for healthy, clean eating. Doooooo iiiiiiiit!
Much love and I’ll see you soon. Thanks for reading!