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Mini Chipotle-Spiced Turkey Meat Loaves

I don’t know why I have never shared this recipe with all of you!!! I used to make these mini meat loaves all the time =) Enjoy!
Ingredients For Meat Loaf:
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 lean ground turkey breast
½ cup quick cooking oats
2 egg whites or 1/4 a cup

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 or you can try truvia) Hard to figure this part out because it really is to taste!

Cooking Directions

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. 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 meat loaf
mixture into 9 wells of a standard size muffin pan that has been lightly
sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes.

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

Nutritional Information per Serving:
Calories: 110
Protein: 16 g
Carbohydrates: 6 g
Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Sodium: 180 mg
Saturated Fat: 0
Fiber: Less than 1 gram