The idea for this post originally started as a burger. Then I remembered I'm the worst griller ever and I switched to an easy bake option! (If anyone tries this as a burger, please let me know, I'm sure it'll be delicious!!!)
Many of you have probably figured out that tomato caprese salad/ingredients are a staple in my house. I always have fresh basil, tomatoes and mozzarella on hand because this is so simple, quick, versatile and delicious to serve as the original or to turn into something new.
Tomato Caprese Turkey- Meatloaf
1.25 lb lean ground turkey breast
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup raw red onion
1 TBS minced garlic
1 TBS balsamic vinegar
8-10 basil leaves, grape tomatoes, mini mozzarella balls
Preheat oven to 350/ spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray
In a large bowl combine turkey breast, egg, bread crumbs, ketchup, onion, garlic and vinegar. Using your hands combine all the ingredients until well incorporated. Take half the mixture and press into a loaf pan.
(Wash your hands) and arrange the caprese ingredients (I went tomato, cheese then basil) in a layer in the middle of the loaf.
Using the remaining meat mixture cover the caprese and press, lightly, to make sure the entire loaf is sealed.
Bake for 50-60 minutes (until meat thermometer registers 165 internal temp) and let set for 5 minutes before cooling.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and...