May 7, 2014

Skillet Harissa Turkey Meatloaf



Making meatloaf in the skillet is perfect for busy weeknights – it's ready in less than 30 minutes!

I took my basic turkey meatloaf recipe, swapped the ketchup for jarred Mina Harrisa (or you can use homemade), added shredded zucchini and made them in the skillet. The results were juicy, quick, delicious round meatloaves with a little kick! I served it with a simple chopped cucumber and tomato salad which I tossed with a little olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper.

You can purchase Mina Harissa on Amazon and I think Whole Foods carries it, it's a bright red Moroccan condiment that can be used with couscous, vegetables, meats or whatever you want. You can also make it from scratch which I often do, but for this recipe, Mina was perfect.


If you prefer to make this in the oven as a large loaf, you can! Bake it at 350°F for 1 hour.


Skillet Harissa Turkey Meatloaf
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 5 • Size: 1 loaf  • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 254 • Fat: 11 g • Carb: 11 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 25 g • Sugar: 3 g
Sodium: 498 mg • Cholesterol: 121 mg 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini, all moisture squeezed dry with paper towel 
  • 2 tbsp onion, minced 
  • 2 tbsp diced red pepper
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs (use plain for dairy free)
  • 1/4 cup Harissa (such as Mina) 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1.3 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Harissa Sauce for topping 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ketchup

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix the zucchini, onion, garlic, red pepper, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup Harissa, egg, paprika and salt. Add the turkey and combine until mixed through.



Form the meat into 5 round patties.

Combine the remaining 1 1/2 tbsp Harissa with the ketchup in a small bowl.

Heat a large skillet over medium. Spray with oil and cook covered until cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes per side, reducing the heat if they start to get too browned. Brush the Harissa-ketchup mixture on top during the last few minutes of cooking.


40 comments :

  1. These look so tasty! What is harissa?

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    1. It's a spicy Chili pepper/olive oil sauce. Gina can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think jarred roasted red peppers or salsa might make reasonable substitutes if you're like me and can't handle things that are too spicy. (I'm a wimp.)

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    2. For sure, salsa would be great too if you don't like spice, or just use ketchup.

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    3. Thanks for the tip! I also meant to mention that these look so good, and also seem to be nicely-sized portions

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  2. LOVE harissa! Using it tonight on some roasted beets to cut through the sweetness .

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  3. Gina...have you ever thought of including the Simply Filling Points on your recipes? So many of those would be 0 to very little points with all the power foods you use. I switched to Simply Filling at the beginning of the year and it's been such a freeing experience....get to enjoy so much more without counting!

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    1. What is Simply Filling Points?

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    2. Weight watchers has a list of Power Foods with a 0 point value so there is no tracking OR measuring of those foods. The only points you track are from food/drinks not on the power food list and you are allotted 49 discretionary points each week (plus your activity points).The power food list is significant and also includes lean meats, bread and popcorn (I will eat the whole without feeling guilty!)

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    3. Hi Gina,
      I would love this too....perhaps you could add a simply filling tag to begin categorizing the recipes that use only power foods for those of us following this tracking method.

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  4. 30 minutes this is quick, love this recipe!

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  5. Sounds delicious and the side salad looks fresh and healthy. Blessings, Catherine

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  6. Looks delicious and colorful. I'll add it to the ever growing list of Skinnytaste recipes that I plan on making

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  7. You have me SO intrigued wtih this one. I NEED to adapt it to make a veg version!

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  8. So much yes! That is such a perfect week night meal!

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  9. Looks fabulous. Though i have found not all harissa is created equal. I haven't found mina in australia and when I first made your harissa eggs in purgatory nearly blew my mouth off! I have since found a less concentrated harissa...

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  10. Hi Gina... These turkey meatloaf patties look so good. Can't wait to try this recipe. Thank you so much for using our harissa : )

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  11. That looks really good but I keep looking at your side dish. Yum. Is there a sauce for it???

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  12. Ah I love the looks of these, they look fantastic! Can't beat a bit of meatloaf, scrumptious :D I bet the harissa gives it that "pleasantly unexpected", almost exotic flavour :D Thanks for sharing! x

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  13. What's the salad? Looks great!!

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  14. How about broccoli slaw instead of the shredded zucchini? This looks like such a quick dinner if you don't have to shred . . .

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  15. Do you have a recipe for harissa?

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    1. YES! I would love a recipe for harissa. I can't find it locally and I don't want to purchase it off Amazon just to try. I'd love a Skinnytaste approved harissa recipe.

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  16. I made this last night for my family in mini muffin tins. It made 6 perfect portions! It was AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes.

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    1. What temp and how long did you cook in muffin tins? Thanks!

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  17. Love that you gave a suggested side dish! I have the hardest time trying to figure out what to have with a yummy main dish.

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  18. I made this tonight and holy crap it was good! I could only find the mild hirassa, but that was still super flavorful without the heat. (It took a few stores, but I ended up finding it at Whole Foods.)

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  19. Made this tonight with the salad, so yummy and filling. My daughter and husband loved it, and they are all about red meat. Thanks for your great recipes!!

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    1. Great!! I'm so glad to hear that :)

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  20. I made these last night, using a bit of Siracha (for kick) instead of harissa, and ketchup. I served with a size of shaved zucchini salad, with dried mint, EVOO and lemon juice. Delicious, thanks for the inspiration! Even my beef loving son enjoyed the meat.

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  21. This was so, so good! I was curious if you had any idea how I could go about baking this as a whole loaf? I know that defeats the purpose, but I was just curious.

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    1. And I see that if I had read closer..I would have answered my own question, sorry!!

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  22. Dana Fleitman5/16/14, 9:18 PM

    I decided I HAD to make this recipe today, but couldn't find harissa (shame on Trader Joe!). I thought of what I had that was closest and ended up using thai red chili paste in its place and getting roasted red peppers. It came out great! Thanks for this and all of your wonderful recipes.

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  23. Hi Gina ~ you mentioned you make the Moroccan sauce from scratch, might you have the recipe? Thank you :)

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  24. I love harissa, and my picky dad loves meatloaf, so I thought this was worth a try. I made the recipe as written and they were awesommmme. They were so moist and delicious! The 4 of us ate all 5 meatloaves :) I will definitely be making these again!

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  25. Amazing flavor - LOVE this recipe!

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  26. These were to die for! I have harissa powder that I got at a gourmet store, but it is available at the bulk store too. I mix it with equal parts olive oil and lemon juice to make the sauce. 3 T of each is perfect for this recipe.

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  27. Just made this tonight! Very tasty! I found that if I made 5 patties it would be way too much meat...made 6 and it still took way longer then the suggested 6-8 min cook time. Any suggestions?

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  28. I made these tonight and they were delicious! I made extra harissa/ketchup mix so that I could have something to dip my roasted baby potatoes in!

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  29. It really looks great, I would like to know how to make these.

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  30. WOW! We just finished these and they were GREAT!!!! Thank you so much!!

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