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This recipe takes your grandmother's 1950's meat loaf and brings it into the modern era! It's made with ground turkey, peppers, green onions, reduced-sodium taco seasoning and jalapeño pepper. Taco sauce is baked right onto the top of the loaf.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

1 hr 30 mins
25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl whisk together egg and milk. Stir in cornmeal, taco seasoning and salt. Stir in sweet pepper, onions and jalapeno pepper (if using). Add turkey and mix well. Lightly pat turkey mixture into a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.

  • Bake for 45 minutes. Carefully drain off any grease from the meat loaf. Spread top of meat loaf with taco sauce. Bake about 10 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of meat loaf registers 165 degrees F.

  • Let meat loaf stand for 10 minutes. Carefully drain off any grease from the meat loaf. To serve, cut loaf into 12 slices and place two slices on each of six serving plates.


Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts

2 slices meat loaf
188 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 9.7g; dietary fiber 1.2g; sugars 2.9g; fat 4g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 63mg; vitamin a iu 1235.2IU; vitamin c 29.2mg; folate 41.2mcg; calcium 59.3mg; iron 1.7mg; magnesium 19.6mg; potassium 201mg; sodium 504.6mg.

3 1/2 lean protein, 2 vegetable