These turkey meatloaf muffins are a juicy ground turkey meatloaf made in a mini size! Top with BBQ sauce and enjoy this tasty dinner!
Keyword Ground Meat, Turkey
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Total Time 55minutes
Author Kristy Richardson
Food Processor (or vegetable chopper)
Large Mixing Bowl
½CupBell pepper- minced smallorange, red or yellow
½CupMedium onion- minced small
½Cupold fashioned oatsor quick oats
½TeaspoonsGranulated garlicpowdered garlic also works, or add two fresh minced garlic clove.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray the muffin wells with oil or oil with a silicone brush.
Mince dice and mince the bell pepper and onion into very small pieces. Use a food processor or hand chopper if you have one.
In a large bowl add bell pepper, onion ground turkey, oats, egg, pepper, salt, garlic and soy sauce. Mix together with clean hands until just combined.
With a quarter cup measuring cup, scoop the meat mixture into the holes of the muffin pan. Any remaining meat mixture split evenly between the mini meatloafs.
Bake the meatloaf muffins for 30-35 minutes.
With a silicone brush, baste the tops of the meatloaves with your favorite bbq sauce. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes. When finished cooking, the meatloaf will register 165 degrees with a meat thermometer. If you don’t have a meat thermometer you can slice into one muffin, it should have no pink in the center. Enjoy!
A food or hand chopper will mince the onion and pepper into really small pieces easily. If you don’t have one though you can mince both vegetables using a large chef’s knife and a cutting board. The most important part is to make the pieces as small as possible, as it’s a more pleasant texture in the meatloaf. (This is also important for pickier eaters also.)
If you prefer a milder onion taste, try rinseing and dry the onion on a paper towel before adding it to the meatloaf. You can also use sweet onion for a milder onion flavor.
Mixing with the meat mixture with your hands keeps you from overmixing the mixture, which can dry out the meatloaf. Add a little cooking oil to your hands before mixing to help keep the meatloaf even juicier.
Sometimes the meatloaf may stick a little to the muffin pan. Use a large spoon or a thin frosting spatula and run it around the inside of the pan to release the meatloaf before serving.