Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf Recipe

Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf Recipe
Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf. Lean and flavorful never tasted so macho!

Ground Turkey keeps this meatloaf lean and the mild taste of turkey really helps the spicy chipotle flavors stand out. Enjoy Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf as an entree or toss up some Man Slaw and try a hearty MANLOAF Sandwich.

For added instruction and entertainment, watch the How To Make Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf Video. For more great recipes using turkey, check out EatTurkey.com.

Ingredients for Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf:
1 – 1/4 lb. lean ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup diced jalapeno
1/4 cup diced tomatoes (canned)
2 teaspoons less-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Ingredients for Chipotle Glaze:
3/4 cup diced tomatoes (canned)
1/4 cup chilies in adobo sauce (pureed)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon less-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf Recipe
NOTES: Serves 6-8. Makes about 1 cup glaze. Consider doubling the glaze if extra is desired for serving. This spicy meatloaf is about “two alarm” heat. To soften the blow, reduce chilies in adobo to 1 TBSP and consider omitting the diced jalapeno. Use caution when pureeing adobo chilies as they can irritate eyes. This meatloaf also makes great sandwiches when paired with Man Slaw (recipe follows). For added instruction and entertainment, watch the MANLOAF! How to Make Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf video.


Make the Chipotle Glaze:
1) In a saucepan, over medium heat combine diced tomatoes, pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, brown sugar, honey, soy sauce and Dijon mustard.
2) Cook and stir until the sugar has dissolved and the glaze is bubbling. Set aside.

Make the Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) In a bowl, combine onion, garlic, jalapeno, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, ground cumin, chipotle chili powder, panko bread crumbs and beaten egg. Stir to combine.
3) Add ground turkey meat. Combine thoroughly, but do not overmix.
4) Line a loaf pan with foil so that the bottom and all the way up the long sides are covered, forming “flaps.”
6) Add meat mixture to prepared loaf pan and gently pat to form of pan.
7) Spoon glaze on top.
8) Bake in the preheated oven (350 degrees F) for about an hour, until it’s golden brown and bubbling, and the internal temperature is 165 degrees F.
9) Allow the meatloaf to rest in the loaf pan for 5 minutes. Use foil flaps to lift from pan.
10) Slice, share and enjoy.

Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf Recipe
Make a Turkey Chipotle MANLOAF Sandwich. Place sliced turkey meatloaf on a toasted roll and top with Man Slaw.

Ingredients for Man Slaw:
1 – 1/2 cups shredded green cabbage
1 – 1/2 cups shredded red cabbage
1 green onion diced (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup sliced radishes
1-2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
salt & pepper to taste

Make the Man Slaw:
1) In the bottom of a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, rice vinegar, honey and salt & pepper. Stir to combine.
2) To the bowl, add shredded cabbages, green onion and radish.
3) Toss to coat.

Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf Recipe
For added instruction and entertainment, watch the MANLOAF! How to Make Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf video.

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14 Responses to “Turkey Chipotle Meatloaf Recipe”

  1. Nick
    6/20/2012 at 5:23 am #

    I’m down for some MANLOAF! Just got a hole bottle of chipotle chili powder too!

  2. Average Betty
    6/20/2012 at 5:33 pm #

    WooHoo! Go Nick, Go!

  3. zipthebunny
    6/23/2012 at 10:32 am #

    This looks great. Trying it with family tonite. Love the vids and recipes.

  4. Average Betty
    6/23/2012 at 11:06 am #

    Thanks, zipthebunny! Let me know how you and your family like the recipe :)

  5. Stephanie Rojas
    8/1/2012 at 9:57 am #

    I made this last night and it was so delicious! I used fresh tomatoes since I had alot from my garden and just mashed them up a bit while they were in the pan so it could be a thicker glaze. I didn’t have cabbage so I couldn’t make the slaw for the manloaf but i had it between bread anyways :)

  6. Average Betty
    8/1/2012 at 11:48 am #

    So wonderful to hear, Stephanie! Thanks for your sharing your recipe variations too — always helpful for other readers. You gotta tell me though, was it more fun eating or saying MANLOAF?!? Haha!

  7. Deb Harvey
    9/19/2012 at 12:50 pm #

    One word: A.maz.ing!! Well, I guess I stretched it to three words. ha ha! Thanks so much for sharing this Awesome recipe! We’re not too spicy (food-wise), so I substituted roasted red peppers for the jalapenos & chiles. I had to cook it about 20 min. longer, too, but it was SO worth the wait! YUM!!

  8. Average Betty
    9/20/2012 at 9:41 am #

    Hi Deb,
    Four words: Thank you so much!!
    And just a few more: So happy to hear you enjoyed the meatloaf and thanks for sharing your substitutions!

  9. Matt Bragg
    10/3/2012 at 5:32 pm #

    I prepared this recipe last night and everyone went nuts. It was the best meatloaf I have ever made. Period. Just watch out for the adobo chilies because that sauce ain’t no joke!

    Just prepare exactly as indicated in the recipe and you will be glad.

  10. Average Betty
    10/3/2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Hey Matt! Thanks for your awesome comment! You made my day :) So happy you and your dinner guests went “nuts” — that’s what I love to hear. — And yeah, those chilies are indeed, no joke!

  11. Stephen
    2/27/2013 at 5:27 am #

    I just watched the video again (Making it tonight) what was that delicious looking spread you put on the Manloaf Sandwich? Looks like BBQ Sauce of some kind.

  12. Average Betty
    2/27/2013 at 8:19 am #

    Hi Stephen, Thank you! I hope you love the meatloaf — the sauce on the Manloaf sandwich is a little of the chipotle glaze. You can make a little extra either for serving with the meatloaf or on sandwiches. Hope this helps :)


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