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Tara's Turkey Mini-Meatloaf

Biggest Loser season 7 all-star Tara Costa's favorite ranch recipe.

Per Meatloaf: 110 Calories, 1g Fat, 25mg Cholesterol, 180mg Sodium, 6g Carbohydrates, 16g Protein, <1g Fiber
Yield: Serves 9


  • 1 small yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery, coarsely chopped
  • 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 (20-ounce) package JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE® lean ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 egg whites

For Topping

  • 1/4 cup fat free and sugar free ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar substitute (such as Splenda® Brand)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In the work bowl of a food processor, combine onion, carrots and celery. Pulse until finely chopped. Add chipotle peppers and pulse until just combined.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey with the pepper and vegetable mixture. Add egg whites and oats; gently mix until combined. Place about 1/3 cup of the prepared meatloaf mixture into 9 wells of a standard size muffin pan that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine all of the topping ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. Remove meat loaves from oven and spoon the topping over each meatloaf. Return meatloaf to the oven and continue to bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until meatloaf is firm and the internal temperature registers 170°F. Let meatloaf stand for 5 minutes before serving. Makes 9 mini loaves.

Source: Biggest Loser

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OMG..... This was sooooo good. I added 3 extra pepers to give it a spicy kick and it was delicious. I brought it to work for my co-workers and they now all want the recipe

posted May 18th, 2009 5:10 pm



I loved it alot! I don't have much luck with making ground turkey taste good but this hit the spot..Perfect for everyone in the house..PS..Has kick!

posted May 14th, 2009 1:34 pm

Dee Dee

I have been so excited about the show. After seeing Tara make this I was excited to try something new. Thank you so much. I have already tried other recipes this week from Biggest Loser and they have been GREAT.

posted May 12th, 2009 9:34 pm


absolutely delicious

posted May 11th, 2009 5:18 pm



I made some changes to cater to my daughter's tastes and it was a hit. The individual portions made it easy for leftovers, too.

posted May 8th, 2009 8:13 pm



I did not have splenda or sugar free ketchup. They were pretty good. They needed a little more sauce for dipping....great to re-heat when needed.

posted May 8th, 2009 2:18 pm



This is delicious! They are great to freeze and microwave for a quick lunch.

posted May 8th, 2009 12:06 pm



I am going to make this . I am a WW and it would be 2 points for a serving. Sounds very good.
I am saying I like it as sure I will when I make it this mext week. Thank's Tara.

posted May 7th, 2009 12:49 pm


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