My love of meatloaf (or beatloaf as we call it in out house) is well documented in this blog.
I love that it can really be tricked out to suit any taste, so long as you have some kind of ground meat you can make any manner of loaf. Ground chicken with chopped apple and onion? Ground beef with tomato sauce and green peppers? Ground pork with mango chutney? Why not.
The one thing that I am not psyched about when it comes to meatloaf, is the messiness of incorporating all of the ingredients. Squeezing raw meat between my fingers is just….not appetizing. So when I came across this recipe for Kibbeh (Middle eastern meatloaf) I was all about the fact that you make the whole thing in your FOOD PROCESSOR.
No Muss No Fuss.
The result is a dense, super flavorful meatloaf that slices easier than a pie and tastes like a dream. I modified the recipe to accommodate what I had in the house and served it with a little salad on the side. Divine! And I can’t wait to try it out with other flavor combos.
Turkey and Sweet Potato Kibbeh
1.3 lb lean ground turkey
Two small (or one large) sweet potato, cooked and mashed
1 small onion
1 tbsp cumin
½ tbsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
Puree the onion in the food processor (I do this all the time accidentally anyway so I was pumped to find a recipe that actually CALLS for you to do so).
Add the Turkey - pulse until well blended.
Add the potato and spices. Pulse until well blended.
Smooth the mixture into a pie plate. Bake for 20-3- minutes or until firm.
Slice and serve!
See what I mean about easy? Clean up is a breeze and this dish is SO tasty. The perfect weeknight meal.