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“Potsticker-Inspired” Turkey Meatloaf

A recent conversation with my husband went something like this…

  • Me: I plan to make “potsticker” turkey meatballs this week.
  • Hubby: You should make it a meatloaf instead.
  • Me: I thought you didn’t like meatloaf?
  • Hubby: Yeah but it would be easier to portion.
  • Me: I have never found meatballs too hard to portion.
  • Hubby: Just trust me.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is how decisions are made in our home. A mixture of silliness and compromises.

So there I went, mixing a few recipes I found in hope of making a decent “potsticker-inspired” turkey meatloaf.

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“Potsticker-inspired” Turkey Meatloaf

(serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of ground turkey
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 large (or 2 regular) green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of plain Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, microplaned
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1.5 cups of coleslaw mix, chopped (could have used cabbage and carrots but I felt lazy)
  • Optional: Ken’s Steakhouse Honey Teriyaki Marinade for glazing

Whats’ Next?

  1. Mix all the ingredients together using a spatula or your hands.
  2. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. Form a small loaf with the meat and place it in the pan. With 1 lb of meat, it will use about half of your loaf pan.
  4. Optional: Brush about 1 tablespoon of Honey Teriyaki sauce on top of your loaf.
  5. Bake at 350˚F for 50-55 minutes or until the meat is fully cooked.

This simple recipe turned out very tasty! I served it with a quick stir fry of Brussel sprouts and mung bean sprouts. Since I’ve been trying to be on top of my calories lately, I put the recipe in MyFitnessPal to learn that the meatloaf is 200 calories per slice which is pretty good in my book!

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Don’t be scared! The purple and orange comes from the coleslaw mix! 🙂

The result was approved by the husband as something I should make again. Now why the meatloaf shape would taste any better than the meatballs, I have no idea. But apparently it does make a difference… 🙂

2 thoughts on ““Potsticker-Inspired” Turkey Meatloaf”

  1. Easier to portion than meatballs? Jeez, he wasn’t even *trying* to make a valid point there! 🙂 Oh, and hi Jo!! 😀

    1. Hahaha! I know. He then said meatballs break too easily and I told him the same thing would happen with a meatloaf. That’s just “debate Jeff” for ya. And Hi back! Miss you guys!

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