I’m obsessed with Indian flavors. Curries, tandoori style meats, sweet/spicy chutneys, and chewy crispy naan.
I had two Indian roommates in college and since then am constantly searching for ways to introduce these flavors into my food.
There is one VERY BIG barrier between me and Biriyani for dinner every night.
He’s not a sauce guy. Doesn’t like things to be swimming in sauce.
It is very difficult to convince someone that doesn’t like sauce they actually DO like Indian flavors.
We certainly do not get to many Indian restaurants to let him experiment with different dishes..
My solution: Sneak curry and garam masala into anything that might convert him. This goes over with varying levels of success.
My most recent attempt has been a smashing success.
Indian spiced mini meatloaves. To. Die. For.
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 c panko
1/2 onion diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/8th c Worcestershire
1T Garam Masala
1 t pepper
1 t onion powder
1t garlic powder
BBQ sauce to top (I would have used a chutney but thought this would weird Hubs out too much)
Smoosh everything together except the BBQ sauce (JUST until combined. Don’t overwork your meat!)
Spray your really old muffin tin with oil
(for some reason I sprayed to the tune of Jingle Bells. Seriously. I am bizarre.)
Each muffin spot is a syllable
Jin. Gle. Bells.
Jin. Gle. Bells.
Jin. Gle. All.
The. Waa. Ay.
Put meatloaf in each of your muffin spots, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
After 20 miutes, pull out your meatloafs, dab the accumualted fat off of them with a papertowel, and drizzle bbq sauce or chutney on them.
I ordered a free sample of Bulls Eye Regional BBQ sauces about 1 month ago and they arrived in the mail yesterday (it was a perfect coincidence).
In my package were the Texas style and Kansas City style sauces.
I used the tomato based Texas style on half and the Molasses based Kansas City style on the other half.
Then I let my kids suck the remaining sauce out of the packets so they would leave me alone while I made the salad.
DO NOT judge me by the messiness of my kitchen. Or do. Judgy McJudgerson.
I preferred the tomato based BBQ sauce on the smoky, exotic flavors of the meatloaf. The other one was still good, though.
I highly encourage you to try this recipe. It rocked my world last night and again at lunch today.