These Green Chili Turkey Meatloaf Patties are so tender and juicy and delicious! They are also very versatile. Most of the time, I will make a batch of these and eat them for my lunches for the week. They are so easy to pack up and take to work! We also eat them for dinner quite often, usually over rice. They would be equally delicious as a burger or sandwich. I would technically call them meatloaf because of the oats and eggs in them, but I like to cook them like burgers to get the crispy grilled out side and juicy softness on the inside. 🙂 It’s also way faster than waiting for a meatloaf to cook in your oven.
So let’s whip up a batch and you can see how easy and yummy they are…. 🙂
Basically, just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl like this:
Once it’s all mixed together, we will make them into patties on a tin foil lined baking sheet. I use a biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter to measure them out. If you don’t have one of these, just weigh the whole mixture on a kitchen scale, divide by 10 and then weigh out that many patties and shape them by hand. They should look like this:
Ok, here is where you have a choice. I have done both. You can grill them outside on your grill, or you can broil them in your oven. Each takes about the same amount of time. This last time, I broiled them in the oven because the mixture seemed extra soft this time, so it was easier than trying to pick them up and get them on a grill.
So you would turn your oven on to high broil and cook them like this for about 10 minutes. Then, I take them out turn them all over onto a metal rack that fits onto the baking sheet and put them back in the oven for about 10 minutes until they look browned and a little crispy. I put them on the rack so the dippings drip down off of them.
Don’t they look yummy! Top them with your favorite Mexican toppings like cheese, avocado, hot sauce, salsa, or greek yogurt.
If I’m taking them to work I let them cool all the way, and store them in a airtight container in the fridge, then each day I take two out with some fresh veggies on the side and take them along with me.
- 1.7 lb 93% lean ground turkey (I get them at Costco, individually packaged at this weight)
- 1/2 C old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 C chopped red pepper
- 1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 C chopped green onions
- 4 oz can diced green chilies
- 3 t minced garlic
- 1 t oregano
- 1 t cumin
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 t chipotle powder
- 1/2 t corriander
- Mix all ingredients well in a mixing bowl.
- Portion out into 10 equal patties and flatten a little on a foil lined baking sheet
- Broil on high in the oven or grill outside (but they are pretty soft to handle) about 10 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through.
- If I broil in the oven, I turn them over onto a wire rack and put that on the baking sheet to cook the other side. See picture in post.
- Macros for 1 patty: Calories 138; Fat 6.7; Carbs 4; Protein 16.6
- (I usually eat 2 patties at a meal with some avocado and greek yogurt)