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Mexicali Meat Loaf

Ingredients
  Finely chopped celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Finely chopped onion/Green onions/both 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Finely chopped carrot 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped red sweet pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Snipped parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped green sweet pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Olive oil/Canola oil 2 Tablespoon
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Fine dry bread crumbs 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salsa 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lean ground beef 1 Pound
  Ground turkey 1 Pound (Raw)
Directions

1. In a large saucepan cook the celery, onion and / or green onions, carrot, red pepper, parsley, green pepper, and garlic in hot olive oil or canola oil till vegetables are tender but not brown. Remove from heat.
2. In a large mixing bowl stir together the eggs, bread crumbs, the 3/4 cup salsa, chili powder, cumin, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper. Stir in the cooked vegetable mixture. Add ground beef and ground turkey. Mix well. Pat meat mixture into a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
3. Bake the meat loaf in a 350° oven for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or till no pink remains. Remove meat loaf from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Invert meat loaf and remove from pan. Slice to serve. If desired, top individual servings with salsa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Meat
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes

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