Turkey Meatloaf Muffins, new and improved?
January 1, 2012 1:43 PM Subscribe
I need more ideas for how to spice up/flavor my turkey meatloaf muffins.
posted by booksherpa to Food & Drink (26 answers total) 47 users marked this as a favorite
My new favorite thing to make in bulk is meatloaf muffins with ground turkey. They freeze well, reheat well, are filling and healthy. I'll typically buy 4 lbs. of 99% fat free ground turkey at a time and make 4 "flavors" of muffin (1 lb. = 6 muffins). The problem is that fat-free turkey tends to be dry and not flavorful, and I'm running out of ideas for additives.
Base recipe for 6 muffins:
- 1 lb. 99% fat free ground turkey
- egg whites (for binding)
- 1 slice of bread, shredded (for bulk)
- something to add moisture
- something to glaze top of muffin (optional)
So far I've made:
traditional (ketchup, onion soup mix)
spicy (ginger pepper jelly, harissa, garlic)
Italian (tomato paste, Italian spices, garlic)
chili (pepper jelly, chili spices)
barbecue (barbecue sauce, steak spices)
Thanksgiving (butternut squash puree, sage, craisins)
I eat these A LOT, so would appreciate more ideas for flavoring/ingredients. No dietary restrictions, allergies, or strong dislikes, though I'd like to keep the muffins on the healthy/lower calorie end of things. I have Hispanic, Asian, Indian and specialty gourmet stores reasonably nearby. My knowledge of Asian/Indian home cooking is zero, though I like those cuisines, so ideas in that wheelhouse would be especially appreciated.
tl;dr How do I flavor my turkey meatloaf muffins so they are moist, delicious and well-spiced, yet still healthy and reasonably low in calories? Ideas from the Asian/Indian family of spices especially appreciated.