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Thanksgiving MiniLoaves

How about some balls? IT’S LIKE THANKSGIVING IN YOUR MOUTH!

You can easily adjust the cooking temperature and time to do one big meatloaf ORRRRRRR get fancy and make some meatballs. Great for a party app or to bring to your next pot luck! Top it with your favourite gravy and pretend its Thanksgiving! You don’t even have to watch football!

Thanksgiving MiniLoaves

IT’S LIKE THANKSGIVING IN YOUR MOUTH! Great for a party app or to bring to your next pot luck! Top it with your favourite gravy and pretend its Thanksgiving! You don’t even have to watch football.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time (optional) 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp oil of choice
  • 1-2 stalks of celery finely diced
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tsp chicken bullion
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 egg beaten
  • salt, pepper and thyme to taste

Instructions

  1. With your hands, mix in the meat and all remaining ingredients and pop it in the fridge, covered for 30 minutes (up to overnight). You can skip the refrigeration step, but I find that its easier to form the meatballs when they’re cold.

  2. Preheat your oven to 400F. Form into meatballs or mini loaves using cupcake mold like I did!

  3. Bake your balls for 15-20minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 160F OR FOR A LOAF bake at 350F for 1-1.25 hrs or until it reaches the same internal temperature. As a side note I have NOT made the loaf version of this, I am only speculating and noting similar cook times for other meatloaves.. keep watching it to make sure it doesn’t over cook and dry out!

  4. Serve on toothpicks for a tasty appetizer or with veggies, gravy and stuffing for a full meal.

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