Anyways, last week we had another one of our crazy potlucks at our apartment ("The Roost"). (Side note: does your apartment or house have a name or are we the only weird ones? Let's hear it!) The theme of our potluck was Christmas comfort, and we had the best assortment of foods such as chili and split pea soup and apple crumble and coconut cookies (recipe to come soon!)...and I made another meatloaf variation! I'd say it was well received, and more importantly all gone by the end of the night, so I thought I'd share it with you, so you can let me know what you think of it as well :) Here goes!
Sweet Potato Meatloaf
- 1.5 lbs ground turkey, approx.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 heaping tbsp Italian seasoning
- Roast or steam your sweet potato. It will soften up a lot faster if cut into small cubes. Feel free to leave the skin on, but you can also peel it off if it's not your thing.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mash sweet potato in a large bowl with a fork, and add turkey, onion, garlic, egg, flaxseed, salt and spices. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. (Hate to admit it, but using your hands works best!)
- Place your mixture in a greased meatloaf pan.
- Stick in the oven and bake for about 50-55 minutes. Cover with tinfoil if necessary to avoid burning the top.
- Serve with your favorite vegetables, mash, or saute, and as always, these can also be easily made into meatballs...just shape, stick in a muffin tin, and bake for about 25 minutes :)