Rating: 4.5 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
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A family favorite, this is the result of much tweaking and an effort to make healthy synonymous with delicious!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
50 mins
1 hr 10 mins
6 mini loaves


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper in hot oil until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic to vegetable mixture; saute until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Season with salt and black pepper; remove from heat to cool.

  • Mix turkey, beef, quinoa, milk, eggs, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, sweet chili sauce, and ground ginger together in a bowl until well-combined. Add sauteed vegetable mixture; stir until completely incorporated. Gradually add bread crumbs to meat mixture until mixture is moist and holds together. Form into 6 mini loves and place loaves on prepared baking sheet.

  • Whisk brown sugar, ketchup, and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl until sugar is dissolved and glaze is smooth.

  • Bake meat loaves in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Spread glaze over each loaf and continue baking until no loaves are longer pink in the center, 10 to 15 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

If you can't eat breadcrumbs, add the milk to the mixture last! Use half the amount, then mix; make sure adding the remainder will not make it too soupy! This should ensure that breadcrumbs are not necessary.

Nutrition Facts

484 calories; protein 36.6g; carbohydrates 37.5g; fat 20.8g; cholesterol 172.1mg; sodium 440.2mg. Full Nutrition