Turkey + Veggie Meatloaf

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I miss college.

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I’m not stuck in the past or pining for my youth or anything (I am), but I just miss the days when my biggest worries were exams that would ultimately have no effect whatsoever on my career or future!

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I feel like I excelled in college. I loved going to class & taking too many notes. I loved going to functions. I loved sitting in high traffic areas on campus to do as much people watching as physically possible (I also loved to be seen – sue me).

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But I probably loved being in a sorority the most. This past week was recruitment & Bid Day for my chapter & it got me feeling all sorts of nostalgic. It’s the most torturous week of an 18-year-old woman’s life as she gets scrutinized and ranked against hundreds of other girls. But I LOVED IT!!!!! I knew exactly what sorority I wanted to be in & I was ridiculously obnoxious about it. Like, I wore my chapter’s colors every night & even had their name written on the inside of my hand for good luck……. I’m lucky they didn’t just cut me for being an actual stalker.

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But I eventually became president & got to tell everyone what to do & that was the greatest year of my life.

 

Time: 2 hours (prep + cooking) | Serves: 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. of ground turkey
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 red bell peppers, halved
  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed + drained
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. of dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. of skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. of oregano
  • 1 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Turn on broiler
  • Place red pepper halves on a lined baking sheet, skin down
  • Broil for 10 minutes
  • Remove skin + dice two of the halves, set the rest aside
  • Reduce heat in the oven to 350 degrees
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook for 3 minutes
  • Add chickpeas + S+P, cook another 3 minutes
  • Add peas + garlic + S+P, cook another 2 minutes
  • Add to a large bowl
  • To the onion mixture, add turkey + diced red peppers + parmesan + milk + dijon mustard + basil + crushed red pepper + oregano + plenty of S+P + egg, mix well
  • To a greased baking dish (or loaf pan, but I wanted it thinner), add the turkey mixture in a packed, even layer
  • Bake for an hour or until golden brown + cooked through
  • Meanwhile, add leftover red pepper halves + balsamic vinegar + S+P to a food processor
  • Process until smooth
  • When meatloaf is cooked, smother in the red pepper sauce + serve hot
  • Slap each other with meat sticks
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16 thoughts on “Turkey + Veggie Meatloaf

  1. Amanda Bella says:

    LOL! I love your style of writing! This looks delicious. I was in a sorority too – gets way better once you’re on the executive board. I was never prez though – too much drama for me! 😉

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  2. Tanvi says:

    Your blog is beautiful and I love your writing style. I have started following you, it would be great if we could support each other 🙂 ❤ Also, your post just reminded me of college and i miss it !

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