Asian-Sesame Turkey Meatloaf for #FreshTastyValentines

Welcome to the final edition of #FreshTastyValentines.   This post makes me kind of sad.   There will be no more lovely care packages on my door step, packages from the most generous sponsors.

Again, a huge thank you goes out to all the sponsors.   If you run across any of these food products or kitchen gadgets, make sure you snatch them up.  Or, simply enter the GIVEAWAY.

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Here are a few of the products I have utilized during the #FreshTastyValentines’ event.

Used products

Today I am highlighting TLish.  I have tried all of TLish’s products (Sweet Garlic, Chipotle, and Asian Sesame).   I really thought that the Chipotle Viniagrette was  my favorite when I created the Spicy Southwest Chipotle Salad.   That being said, my new favorite is the Asian Sesame Vinaigrette and Marinade; therefore, I whipped up this Asian-Sesame Meatloaf, totally inspired by TLish.

Asian-Sesame Meatloaf from Eliot's East

Asian-Sesame Meatloaf

 Asian-Sesame Turkey Meatloaf

1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 c.  finely chopped onion
½ c. bell peppers, diced  (I used a combo of red, yellow, and orange peppers.)
1 clove garlic,  minced
1.2 lbs. lean ground turkey
1 t. fine sea salt
1/2 t.  black pepper
1/4 c.  plus 2 T. TLish Asian-Sesame Vinaigrette
1 c.  panko bread crumbs
1/4 c. nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 eggs, slightly beaten.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Heat oil in large sauté pan.  Cook onion, peppers and garlic over moderate heat, stirring, until veggies are softened, about 2 minutes. Remove to a bowl and let cool to room temperature.

In a medium mixing bowl,  add turkey, salt, pepper, 1/4 c. TLish Asian-Sesame Sauce, panko and eggs.   Mix well with a wooden spoon or your own clean hands.  Add cooled veggies and mix in.

Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.   Glaze the top of the meatloaf evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons of Asian-Sesame Sauce. Bake in middle of oven until thermometer inserted into meatloaf registers 170°F, 50 to 55 minutes.

Let meatloaf stand 5 minutes before serving.

Asian-Sesame Turkey Meatloaf from Eliot's Eats

As with most meatloaf recipes, this actually gets better as leftovers.  I really love the way the peppers play on the Asian flavors in TLish Asian-Sesame Vinaigrette.   I didn’t even tell The Hubs this was a turkey meatloaf and I don’t think he ever realized the difference.

Asian-Sesame Turkey Meatloaf from Eliot's Eats

Hope you try this soon!

Besides the aforementioned products, I would be very remiss if I didn’t mention the other sponsors.   Unfortunately I was not able to fit in posts that specifically highlighted each great gift, but I am remedying that now.

#FreshTastyValentines sponsors From the top left corner, please focus your attention on Casabella’s Clip’n Strip Shears and Garlic Roaster.  I cannot wait to put the shears to a test as soon as the fresh herbs are ready to harvest this summer.  I know my thyme harvesting will be much easier with these shears, especially stripping both thyme and rosemary for Spicy Herbed Salt.   I also can’t wait to compare this newly designed garlic roaster with my old terra cotta one.  Personally, my money is on this new silicon design.

Please direct your sight to the upper right corner and Kitchen IQ’s Strawberry tool.  This gadget cores and slices strawberries.  Cannot wait to use this tool during strawberry season to prep the berries for Balsamic-Basil Strawberry Jam and Strawberry Lemon Marmalade.  (I previously did highlight Kitchen IQ’s Better Zester on my Orange-Hemp Cookies post.)

Finally, Envy apples sent a terrific box of three delicious apples, an apple corer and a great shopping bag that will fit in my purse!  These Envy apples were so delicious that they did not make it into any recipe. We ate them pretty immediately.   The Hubs stated we definitely needed to seek these out in the future.

I also want to mention Uncommon Goods again.  I mentioned some of their great gifts, perfect for Valentine’s Day, here.   I love their catalog and have a long wish list.  (Remember that you can win $150 gift certificate in the #FreshTastyValentine GIVEAWAY.   Check it out because you could win a lot more swag, like any of the products mentioned above PLUS much,  much more.)


Thanks again to Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla for organizing this event. A huge thanks to all the sponsors that made #FreshTastyValentines possible.

(Disclaimer: I did receive complimentary products from the sponsors for participating in #TripleSBites. I have received no additional compensation for this post and the opinions expressed here are solely my own. My recipe shared in the review of this product was not sponsored.)


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