‘Eating Clean on the Cheap’ – Indian-Spiced Turkey Meatloaf

This meatloaf was created out of my love for Indian spices and the fact that my whole family will finish off a whole one in a single sitting! This combination of flavors made for yet another vanishing meatloaf from our table. And this meatloaf is yet another great vehicle to sneak in some nutritious veggies (sweet potatoes in this case) and incorporate some of the highest antioxidant-rich spices in existence!

Indian-Spiced Turkey Meatloaf

*On sale this week at Publix

  • 1 lb Jeannie-O lean ground turkey*
  • 3/4 cups chickpeas, chopped roughly (Progresso canned chickpeas on sale, but I prefer to cook my own)
  • 1/3 cup whole oats
  • 1 small sweet potato, shredded (including skin)
  • 3/4 cup onion, diced*
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • salt and pepper to taste

Tomato Curry Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Fage plain greek yogurt*
  • 1/3 cup diced tomatoes*
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Heat a tablespoon or so of olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onion and garlic and cook about 5-7 minutes until tender. To make meatloaf,  combine ground turkey and all the remaining ingredients (including onion/garlic mixture) into a large bowl. Mix until all ingredients are well-incorporated. Form into a large loaf. Place in a baking dish or loaf pan. Bake about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make the sauce, simply add all the ingredients for the sauce into a small bowl and stir until combined. Spoon over the meatloaf when it is pulled out at the 20 minute mark. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160. Slice and serve.

I plated mine with roasted broccoli* and squash*. You can end your dinner with a sweet and traditional Indian fruit treat – a mango smoothie.

Check out Frugal Fun and Fortune for additional organic and natural deals at Publix. She usually updates it on Fridays.

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