Mini turkey meatloaf… flavorful and perfectly portioned. 🙂 With a spiced fig sauce on top, what’s not to love?!?
Who eats meatloaf for a romantic dinner?!? Obviously, we do! #nontraditional Haha. Romantic or not, these mini turkey meatloaf [meatloaves?] are absolutely delicious! Sometimes in the past when I’ve made turkey meatloaf or turkey tacos I’ve been let down with the amount of flavor the meal has since it has a different flavor than beef. So when I was making these mini treats I used SO much flavor… ginger, garlic, herbs, chile peppers, balsamic vinegar… Ben walked by and commented how good the raw meat smelled. Crazy! 🙂
Two of our #TripleSBites [go HERE for more info on this fantastic event and don’t forget to enter the giveawayyy! Do it now!] sponsors contributed to these delicious meat muffins [Ben’s name, not mine]. All the herbs and seasoning–ginger and garlic, herbs and chile peppers–came from Gourmet Garden. Before #10DaysofTailgate in the fall, I had never used Gourmet Garden’s squeezable herbs and seasonings, but now I do all the time. They are just so convenient, especially when you only need a little of something. For more info, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, or Pinterest. And the other major flavor player in my meatloaf was in the topping. Spiced Fig Not Ketchup is my new sauce of choice! It’s sweet and mild and I’ve been dipping everything in it lately, from sweet potato fries to meatloaf, and I’m playing around with making it into a salad dressing. Mmm! Find out more about Not Ketchup on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, or Pinterest pages. I love these blogging events because I get to try out so many awesome products. Thanks to you both for being such great sponsors. P.S. readers… you can WIN these products in the giveaway too!
I don’t really like meatloaf in those long slices… but give it to me in muffin form and I could eat it all day long! Enjoy!
one year ago: Sweet Potato Pork Quesadillas
two years ago: Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies
three years ago: Caramel S’mores Cups
four years ago: Bacon-Wrapped Feta & Almond Stuffed Dates
Spiced Fig Turkey Mini Meatloaf
adapted from my mom’s recipe
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon Italian Herbs from Gourmet Garden [or ~1 teaspoon dried basil/oregano/rosemary etc.]
- 1 tablespoon Chunky Garlic from Gourmet Garden [or 3-4 cloves garlic, minced]
- 1/2 tablespoon Ginger from Gourmet Garden [or an equivalent amount of grated fresh ginger]
- 1 teaspoon Hot Chili from Gourmet Garden [or a pinch of cayenne pepper or red chili flakes]
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup Spiced Fig Not Ketchup, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, stir together oats, milk, and vinegar. Let rest for 5 minutes, then add turkey, egg, garlic, ginger, chili, and pepper. Use your hands [or a spoon] to mix everything together, then divide between the muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and brush each meatloaf cup with Spiced Fig Not Ketchup [using about 1-2 teaspoons per meatloaf]. Return to the oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until cooked through and crisp along the edges. Top with remaining Spiced Fig Not Ketchup.
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Disclosure: I received herbs and spices from Gourmet Garden and a bottle of Not Ketchup as part of my participation in #TripleSBites. I was not compensated in any way–for my time, to create a recipe, or to publish positive comments. I was not required to use these products as part of my recipe. My opinions are my own.
24 thoughts on “#TripleSBites: Spiced Fig Turkey Mini Meatloaf”
Yum, I made turkey meatloaf not too long ago using the cherry chipotle not ketchup. It was delicious.
yum! that’s the flavor i want to try next 🙂
Thank you Sarah.
🙂 thanks liz!
I LOVE mini meatloaves. I saw a photo of a muffin meatloaf with mashed potatoes as “frosting.” I haven’t tried that yet, but I will.
i’ve seen those too! if i liked mashed potatoes i’d be all over that 🙂
These look so delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe…looks like tons of flavor. Glad you enjoyed the Not Ketchup!
thank you, erika! the fig flavor is my favorite, but my husband preferred the blueberry (that we tried as part of #10daysoftailgate. now we’ll have to try them all!) 🙂
Yum! these look good! My husband loves meatloaf and it would be a win in my house!
We both broke out the muffin tins. These really look tasty!
thanks! 🙂 great minds…
I never liked meatloaf until I discovered minis. These look awesome!
same here. and turkey > beef anyday! thanks!
My family would love these! They look amazing!
thanks! mini meatloaf is so fun, kids love it!
What to use if we don’t have that fig not ketchup stuff? Want to make this today!!!! Thank you for posting!
Hi Monique! Great question. First, you could take a look a look here to make sure it isn’t sold at a store near you because truly, no substitute will replicate that fig flavor without the not ketchup itself (http://www.notketchup.com/buy/). Not being paid to say that, fyi! If you can’t get it though–you could make the meatloaf and just put ketchup on it, or if you could find fig butter/preserves/jam/something similar, mix some of that with some ketchup. Other fruit spreads might be good too–blueberry, apple, etc. I’d love to know what you try! This is my tried and tested meatloaf recipe if you’re looking for something a little different. https://thepajamachef.com/2011/02/01/mini-meatloaf/