Diabetic Cooking

Tex-Mex meatloaf

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes.


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey, 93% fat free
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 2 teaspoons Old El Paso 40% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 2 tablespoons salsa, medium flavor
  • 24 bite-size 100% white corn tortilla chips (1 ounce)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper, optional
  • Nonstick cooking spray


Heat oven to 375°F. Combine ground turkey, egg substitute, seasoning mix, and salsa. Crush tortilla chips into fine crumbs (use a ziplock plastic bag to crush with your fingers). Add crumbs and chopped green pepper to mixture and stir to combine. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread meat mixture in pan using a spatula to press mixture in evenly. Cook for approximately 30 minutes until loaf springs back when gently touched and edges are slightly browned.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1/4 meatloaf.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 201 calories, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 24 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 91 mg, Sodium: 271 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch. Carbohydrate choices: 1/2.

Kathleen Stanley is a Diabetes Educator at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. She is coauthor of Quick & Easy Diabetic Recipes for One, published by the American Diabetes Association in 2007.