Sunday, January 30, 2011

Meatloaf & Baked Seasoned Fries

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1/2 cup white wine
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup carrot, grated
1 lb ground turkey
1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/4 cup grated parmesan
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt & pepper
2 large egg whites
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup chicken broth
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Pour wine in medium skillet and cook onion, pepper, & carrot over low to medium heat for 15 minutes.  In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients & mix thoroughly, using hands.  Spoon in veggies & liquid from skillet.  Coat a loaf pan with spray and fill with mixture.  Bake 1 hour; let stand for five minutes before slicing.  Enjoy with baked or mashed sweet potatoes and a glass of wine!

I have been using this recipe for 4 years and both Dave and I still love it as much as the first day we tried it.  For the oatmeal, I usually use whatever packet we have in the house since it's about a 1/2 cup.  We've used maple brown sugar which gives it just a teensy hint of sweetness.  Especially in the fall and winter, this recipe gets cooked quite a bit.

We usually couple meatloaf with mashed potatoes - two perfect winter night comfort foods.  However I found this recipe for Baked Seasoned Fries.  Honestly, I wasn't holding out hope for these because we've made homemade fries before and have always been disappointed.  BUT these were absolutely perfect!  Crispy and tasty.. these were delicious.

Baked Seasoned Fries from Skinnytaste
  • 2 medium potatoes, russet or yukon gold, washed and dried
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp herbs de provence (or use a combo of dried rosemary, thyme, marjoram)
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • fresh lime zest 

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