Smoky Mini-Meat Loaves

4
Total Time
55 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Cooking meat loaf in a muffin pan makes for fool-proof portion control.

Ingredients

cooking spray

8 spray(s)

olive oil

1 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 small, finely chopped

cremini mushroom(s)

4 oz, finely chopped

uncooked 93% lean ground turkey

1 pound(s)

canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

½ item(s), seeds removed, finely chopped

whole wheat breadcrumbs

½ cup(s)

low-fat milk

¼ cup(s)

egg(s)

1 large, lightly beaten

chili powder

2 tsp

table salt

1 tsp

barbecue sauce

cup(s), divided

store-bought adobo sauce

1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are soft and pan is mostly dry, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place turkey, chipotle, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, chili powder, salt and 2 Tbsp barbecue sauce in a large mixing bowl; add onion mixture and combine thoroughly. Scoop 1/3 c turkey mixture into each muffin cup.
  4. In a small bowl, combine adobo sauce and remaining 3 Tbsp plus 1 tsp barbecue sauce; brush evenly over tops of meat loaves. Bake until a meat thermometer inserted in center of a meat loaf reaches 165°F, about 18-22 minutes.
  5. Serving size: 1 meat loaf

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