The Lighter Side of Meatloaf

     Try this recipe, which makes 4 servings, with Pinot Noir or a lighter-style Zinfandel.



* 2 1/2 lbs. lean ground turkey

* 2 eggs

* 4 stalks celery

* 2 large carrots

* 1 red bell pepper

* 1/2 yellow onion

* 1 cup flavored breadcrumbs

* 1/4 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper

* 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

* 1/4 tsp. dried oregano

* 1/4 tsp. dried basil

* 1/2 cup ketchup

* 1 tbsp. hot sauce

* 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce


     1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

     2. Chop celery, carrots, bell pepper and onion into small pieces. Add to a large mixing bowl with the turkey, eggs, breadcrumbs and spices. Mix well.

     3. Place mixture in a large loaf pan.

     4. On a lower rack in the oven, bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove, and reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees.

     5. In a small bowl, mix ketchup, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Apply in a thick layer to the top of the loaf.

     6. Bake for 75 minutes, remove from oven, slice and serve.

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