Tropical Turkey Meat Loaf Recipe
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Tropical Turkey Meat Loaf Recipe

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I modified another recipe to come up with this wonderful moist, tender meat loaf. The pineapple-jalapeno picante is a sweet and tangy topping. —Frances Page, Ontario, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained, divided
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Pinch pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 174 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 387mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.


  1. In a bowl, combine egg substitute, 1/3 cup pineapple and the seasonings. Add bread crumbs; mix well. Crumble meat over mixture; mix well. Press into an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Top with 1 tablespoon pineapple. Bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  2. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine onions, jalapeno, honey, lime juice, pepper and remaining pineapple. Serve with the meat loaf. Yield: 8 servings (2/3 cup sauce).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Tropical Turkey Meat Loaf in Taste of Home February/March 2000, p16

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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