Harissa is a Tunisian chili pepper paste that adds just the right amount of heat and flavor to a variety of dishes. Buy a jar and keep it in the fridge for a flavoring agent on roasted vegetables, a rub for a roast chicken, part of a skirt steak marinade, or even as a salad dressing component. Here, the harissa paste is used as a way to liven up an everyday meatloaf. Mixed together with the ground meat, onion, garlic, grated zucchini, breadcrumbs, and egg and sweet paprika, the harissa shines with its underlying spicy nature and bright red color. Don’t close that jar of harissa just yet! The topping for the meatloaf is a combo of both ketchup and a touch more harissa paste to carry the Tunisian-theme through.
(To view this recipe, click on the following link: https://www.skinnytaste.com/skillet-harissa-turkey-meatloaf/)
- (I used 1.5 lbs. of grassfed ground beef instead of turkey, and made the mixture into one large meatloaf instead of skillet meatloaves; form the mixture into a loaf-shape and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until cooked to an internal temp of 160 degrees*)
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