The basic concept is to take anything in your pantry or refrigerator and toss it in some ground beef or turkey to make a meatloaf. Sounds easy enough, right? It is.
The basics ingredients:
- Ground beef or turkey
- 2 eggs or equivalent egg whites
- A dry ingredient (bread crumbs, crumbled saltines, stale Cheerios, etc.)
That's it! The rest of the ingredients depend on what you have to use up. Here are some ideas:
- Canned beans
- Leftover cooked vegetables
- Half cut onion
- Unused greens
- Raw carrot (try grating it!)
- The possibilities are endless
Just mix all of your chosen ingredients into a bowl, mix it together (I used a potato masher because, ew). Form it into a loaf shape on a broiler pan (to allow grease to drain) and bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for about 45-50 minutes or until it's beginning to brown and is cooked through. Easy-peasy!
Here is what I used to create my Leftover (Turkey) Loaf:
Ground turkey, Italian bread crumbs, the last of a carton of egg whites, minced garlic,
1/2 red onion, leftover diced jalapeno, and some Parmesan cheese
Cut, serve and devour.
I'd love to hear any other ingredients you would include in your Leftover Loaf! Share them in the comments. I may use your ideas in my next loaf. :)
Until next time - -