Curry Turkey Muffins with Yogurt Tzatziki

If you read my post on Strawberry Chipotle Chicken, you know I am in crisis mode.  My favorite skinny jeans don’t fit…too much rich cooking and baking these past few months.

So I am back to clean, light and healthy eating…not forever of course, just until I can get back into my jeans.

I love using Jennie-O extra lean ground turkey…I use it in lightened Bolognese, turkey burgers. turkey chili and turkey meatloaf.  I can lighten almost any traditional meat dish with turkey.

I was craving curry and found a great recipe for Curry Spiced Meatloaf.  I had some wonderful rainbow chard that needed to be used…a fine chop, quick saute and into the loaf it went. I think this really helped keep the turkey moist.

The perfect topping was a tzatziki made with Fage zero to lighten it up even more. The cucumber mint added a cool counter to the hot curry I used.

Inspired by Taste of Home Curry Spiced Meatloaf.

Recipe Notes/Modifications:  I used brown rice for the rolled oats,  1/2 bunch rainbow chard (sautéed) instead of carrots, no salt chicken broth for the milk and lean turkey breast for the beef. I baked these savoy little loafs in a muffin tin for portion control.  Served with a salad, a dollop of tzatziki, it was just perfect.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs or rolled oats
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine egg, milk, bread crumbs or oats, garlic, curry powder, cumin, salt, pepper, carrots and onion. Add ground beef; mix well. Pat meat mixture into an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan or muffins tins.  Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until no pink remains.

Servings:  4 – 2 turkey “muffins” each.

inked to: Real Food Wednesday, What’s On Your Plate,  Eat at Home, Works for Me Wednesday, Sweet and Savory Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Welcome Wednesday, Wandering WednesdayGold Star Wednesday, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Raising Homemakers, Potluck Wednesday, Let’s Do Brunch, What I Ate Wednesday, Wandering Wednesday,

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6 responses to “Curry Turkey Muffins with Yogurt Tzatziki

  1. Yum! I really love how you made these into muffins for portion control. I bet it was difficult to eat just one!

  2. I am drooling…these Curry Turkey Muffins with Yogurt Tzatziki looks amazing. I am going to make these for a very special event that I have in the spring. Thank you for sharing your recipe and you have a great day!

  3. These look fabulous! Who knew meat could be so cute? 😉

  4. I’m in crisis mode too!! It’s been lots of salads and protein the last few days for me. Ugh, just want my jeans to fit too!

    I’m in love with tzatziki. Do you make your own?

  5. Michelle! These are darling! I love fun food like this and I know my kids would love it too! Visiting you back from feed me tweet me follow me home friday at a moderate life! All the best, Alex

  6. Love curry. Love turkey. Crave tzaziki! This is awesom .Thanks so much for linking to What’s On the Menu Wednesday last week. I really appreciate it and can’t wait to give this a try. Hope Spring is headed your way. I am sooooo ready!.

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