Here’s a great recipe to share with your family and friends. This ground turkey meatloaf with jalapeño relish is reminiscent of a grilled turkey sandwich with pickles but in meatloaf form. Those who love the taste of pickled food will enjoy this dish to the very last bite. Additionally, the mildly spicy and sour flavor of the jalapeño relish perfectly contrasts the flavor of the ground turkey. Ground turkey by itself has a very bland flavor which is why it needs a sauce or garnish with strong, bold flavors.
Pickled Food Improves Overall Health
Not only is this meatloaf recipe delicious, but it’s also very healthy for you. Studies show that eating pickled food can be very beneficial to your health in a number of ways. Fermented food are rich in probiotics. Probiotics are known as good bacteria that help to replenish the natural balance of gut bacteria. (1) Furthermore, eating fermented food such as pickled jalapeño, dry dill and cornichons may help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. A study has shown that bacterial imbalances in the gut may cause anxiety and depression. (2) The probiotics help to correct this. Lastly, probiotics play a vital role in maintaining healthy looking skin as well as aiding in weight loss.
The Relish Is Packed With Flavor
Before cooking the ground turkey meatloaf, we first have to make the jalapeño relish. Place all ingredients in a blender including the sliced pickled jalapeños, cornichons (pickled cucumber), minced garlic cloves, minced onion, dry dill, water, salt and black pepper. Blend the ingredients until it has a smooth texture.
Let It Marinate!
Now it’s time to make the meatloaf. Using a small skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat and add onions. Cook the onions until they’re translucent so that they caramelize and sweeten. Take your cooked onions and add them to a bowl together with the ground turkey, 3 tablespoons of jalapeño relish, flaxseed meal, parsley, egg, Dijon mustard, salt and black pepper. Combine and Cover the bowl with saran wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for 25-30 minutes. Allow the ground turkey to soak up the flavors of the relish and other ingredients.
Take the bowl out of the refrigerator and shape the meat into a loaf on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The parchment paper will prevent it from stick on to the pan and allow for easy clean-up. Bake the meatloaf in a preheated oven of 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. When the 40 minutes is done, remove the meatloaf and brush it with half of the remaining jalapeño relish then back for an additional 5-10 minutes. Decorate your finished dish with jalapeño slices on the side together with the jalapeño relish.
This ground turkey meatloaf with jalapeño relish is the perfect dish to have any time of the year. Those who love pickled food will absolutely love the sour flavors of this dish. We guarantee that your family and friends will be blown away with the perfectly balanced flavors of the meatloaf and will be coming over more often if they know you’ll be cooking again.
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Ground Turkey Keto Meatloaf with Jalapeno Relish
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
1 pounds ground turkey
¼ cup flaxseed meal
2 tbsp minced onion
1 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup finely chopped parsley
1 large egg
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
salt to taste
For the jalapeno relish:
1 cups sliced pickled jalapenos
½ cup cornichons
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp minced onion
½ tsp dry dill
2 tbsp water
salt and black pepper to taste
½ jalapeno, seeded and sliced
- To make the jalapeno relish, place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the onion and cook until translucent.
- In a bowl place the cooked onion, ground turkey, 3 tablespoons of the jalapeno relish, flaxseed meal, chopped parsley, egg, mustard, black pepper and salt to taste.
- With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined.
- Place the meat mixture on the prepared baking sheet and form into a loaf.
- Roast the meatloaf for 40 minutes.
- Remove the meatloaf from the oven and brush with ½ of the remaining jalapeno relish.
- Bake for another 5-10 minutes.
- Decorate with jalapeno slices.
- Serve warm with remaining jalapeno relish.