Saturday, September 21, 2013

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Bites

1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 pounds ground turkey breast *
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
2 teaspoons cumin
1 tablespoon dried parsley
dash of soy sauce
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped green chili (cooked)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 eggs
BBQ sauce of choice

1. Heat oven to 375. Combine breadcrumbs and stock to moisten.

2. Mix turkey and dry seasonings. Add moistened breadcrumbs, soy sauce, chili, onion, and eggs. Mix until blended together.

3. Form mixture into 12 balls and insert into the holes of a 2.5" muffin pan(s).

4. Bake for 30 minutes, remove and spread about 1 teaspoon of BBQ sauce on the top of each meatloaf. Continue baking for another 15-20 minutes until internal temp reaches 170.

5. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Make-ahead Option: Instead of baking immediately, you can wrap the meatloaves and store overnight until you are ready to cook and serve.

* You can also substitute 1/2 cup TVP reconstituted with 1/2 cup chicken stock for 1 pound of the turkey breast. Textured or texturized vegetable protein, also known as textured soy protein, soy meat, or soya chunks is a defatted soy flour product, a by-product of extracting soybean oil. It is often used as a  meat extender.

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