Meatloaf often gets a bad rap because everyone has had dry, flavorless meatloaf at some point, but it’s easy to make good meatloaf. And good meatloaf is delicious.
This Greek-inspired unique take on meatloaf derives most of its flavor from feta cheese and tzatziki sauce. To keep it low carb, in place of bread crumbs I used coconut flour to help bind the meatloaf and keep it moist. I loosely (very loosely) followed a recipe for turkey meatloaf from Ina Garten just to get my proportions right. Other than that, this meatloaf was purely my invention.
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 1/2 medium cucumber, cut in half longwise and thinly sliced
- 1 tsp chopped, fresh dill
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1/4 cup coconut flour (or 1/2 cup bread crumbs)
- 1/2 cup chicken stock (reduce to 1/4 cup if using bread crumbs)
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- For the sauce, mix all ingredients in a medium bowl and chill until serving.
- For the meatloaf, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 325F.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Stir in onions, salt and pepper and saute until onions are translucent but not browned, about 15 minutes. Add in spinach and stir until heated through.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine onion mixture, turkey, coconut flour, chicken stock, egg and worcestershire sauce. Mix until very well combined.
- Place half of the turkey mixture on prepared baking sheet and shape into a flat rectangle, about 1 inch thick. Cover with feta cheese, pressing on feta to adhere to meatloaf.
- Place remaining turkey mixture overtop of feta and shape the whole thing into a rough loaf.
- Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 160F on an instant read thermometer.
- Cut into slices and drizzle with tzatziki sauce, passing remaining sauce at the table.