Make weeknight dinners fun (for adults and kids) with these veggie-packed, tomato sauce–topped mini meat loaves. Cooking your potatoes on the stove top with the help of a little steam gets dinner on the table more quickly. Steamed green beans make a nice veggie side dish.
- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2014
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 sweet red pepper finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon dried Italian herb seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- 2 cups chopped baby spinach
- 450 g lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking (not instant) rolled oats
- 1/2 cup bottled strained tomatoes (passata)
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons liquid honey
- 3 large red-skinned potatoes scrubbed and cut in 1/2-inch (1 cm) chunks
MethodIn small skillet, heat 1 tsp of the oil over medium heat; cook red pepper, garlic, half of the Italian seasoning, and a pinch each of the salt and pepper, stirring often, until red pepper is softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook until wilted and no liquid remains, about 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl; let cool slightly.
Mix turkey and oats into pepper mixture; roll into eight balls; place one each in wells of nonstick muffin pan.
Stir together strained tomatoes, vinegar and honey; spoon over meat loaves. Bake in 400 F (200 C) oven until instant-read thermometer inserted into several reads 165 F (74 C), about 12 minutes. Broil until sauce on top thickens, about 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, in nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; cook potatoes, and remaining Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, stirring, until potatoes are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water; reduce heat, cover and simmer until no liquid remains and potatoes are almost tender, about 5 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring, until potatoes are tender, about 5 minutes. Serve with meat loaves.
Nutritional facts per serving: about
- Fibre 5 g
- Sodium 474 mg
- Sugars 8 g
- Protein 26 g
- Calories 404.0
- Total fat 14 g
- Potassium 1219 mg
- Cholesterol 89 mg
- Saturated fat 3 g
- Total carbohydrate 44 g
- Iron 35.0
- Folate 28.0
- Calcium 7.0
- Vitamin A 24.0
- Vitamin C 130.0