Cobb Style Meatloaf
By Vickie Harris: Paws 4 Health
It’s almost Easter and it isn’t Easter without EGGS!! If you have children, or even if you don’t, it is hard not to want to dye some eggs to add to your Easter festivities. But what do you do with all of those hard boiled eggs? Deviled eggs are good but you can only eat so many of those. Here is a unique recipe using eggs that is tasty (for the whole family – even your furry ones).
Did you know that eggs are not only great sources of protein, they also contain vitamin B-12 for red blood cells & central nervous system, Vitamin B-6 to help fight diseases, Vitamin A for healthy skin and cell growth, Vitamin D in the yolks that work with calcium in your body, Selenium that prevents cell damage and Iron that helps you maintain a strong level of red blood cells and helps avoid anemia.
5 large eggs
2 stalks of celery
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion
½ tsp. black pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon or yellow mustard
½ cup low-sodium beef or vegetable broth
1-3 slices of white bread
1 cup milk
2 pounds of ground turkey (white and dark meat blend)
1 cup grated cheese (I use Cheddar)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
approx. 8 slices of bacon
Boil Eggs: Place 4 cool eggs in a pot of water. Place water on stove and bring water to a boil. Boil eggs for approx. 18 to 20 minutes for hard boil stage. (placing cool eggs in water before you bring it to a boil keeps the shells from cracking while cooking). Remove eggs from Water – remove shell under running cool water and set aside.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a shallow baking dish with parchment or aluminum foil.
In a medium bowl, pour the milk. Tear the bread into chunks and place in the milk to soak while cooking celery mixture.
Pour the EVOO (olive oil) into a skillet over medium-high heat. Add celery and black pepper. Cook until celery is soft. Deglaze the pan with the broth, then add the mustard. Stir until all ingredients are blended well.
In another bowl, add the ground turkey, onion & garlic powder, cheese, celery mixture. Mix together. Crack remaining 1 raw egg and add to mixture. Then remove the bread from the milk mixture and squeeze the bread gently. You may leave a little milk in the bread depending upon how moist you like your meatloaf. Mix all ingredients together well.
Place half of the meat mixture into your baking dish and press fairly flat. Lay the whole peeled, boiled eggs in a line down the middle of the meat mixture. Take remaining half of meat mixture and place over the top. Form this mixture into a loaf shape.
Top the loaf with the slices of raw bacon. Place in the oven – cover with foil and bake for approx. 45 – 50 minutes or until juices are running clear and there is no pink to the meat.
Slice and serve.
**NOTE** Raw onion or garlic is not recommended for your pets; however, onion or garlic powder in small amounts in a mixture is not harmful to them. Studies are showing that a little garlic powder in food helps your pets digestion. The verdict is still out on this, but the powder in small amounts is perfectly fine.