Saturday, February 15, 2014

Green Chile Turkey Meatloaf with Green Chile Sauce

If you read my last post, you know that the Hatch Chile Store graciously sent me some frozen Hatch green chiles straight from Hatch, New Mexico! I have a bunch of yummy recipes to share with you, and the first was this Hatch Green Chile Sauce, as it is used in most of the other recipes. I have visited New Mexico and wish I was close enough to buy these fresh, but if you're hundreds of miles away like I am, the Hatch Chile Store has got you covered. Be sure to check them out on Facebook, too, for lots of fun giveaways and recipes.

The first recipe I made using this SPICY sauce is a Green Chile Turkey Meatloaf. What I love about meatloaf is that you can either use it to feed a large crowd OR you can repurpose the leftovers into other dishes. You could crumble up leftover meatloaf over salad or into a breakfast scramble. This particular meatloaf is made with ground turkey, but you could sub in chicken or beef if that is what you have on hand.  Not only is this meatloaf topped with green chile sauce, there are also diced green chiles baked into the meatloaf. Basically, I am warning you that if you don't like spice, make sure you use mild chiles. If you like your food so hot that it makes you cry, use extra-hot! :)

Green Chile Turkey Meatloaf with Hatch Green Chile Sauce
Serves: 8
Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

2 lbs ground turkey
1 egg, whisked
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 yellow onion, diced
4 Hatch green chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup Hatch Green Chile Sauce

Heat oven to 375F

Combine all ingredients except for Hatch Green Chile Sauce in a large bowl. Mix well until thoroughly combined (I just used my hands).

Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil and spread mixture evenly into pan.

Bake for 50 minutes. At this point, I drained off the excess liquid from the loaf pan.

Spread 1/2 cup of the Hatch Green Chile Sauce over the top of the meatloaf. Return to the oven and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Slice and serve!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post, but did receive complimentary product from the company. All opinions are 100% my own and I would never share a product or service with you that I haven't purchased or used myself.