1/2cuptomato based chilli sauceI used Heinz chilli sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small saucepan, add water and lentils. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 8-10 minutes, or until tender but not mushy. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over medium heat, add oil. Sauté onions until soft and translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Add in red pepper and cook until slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and salt and cook until fragrant. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, cooked lentils, sautéed onions, peppers, and garlic.
Mix in breadcrumbs and egg.
Lightly oil a muffin tin.** Evenly divide the turkey mixture into 6-8 of the cups. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together chilli sauce, paprika and cumin. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Evenly slather each mini meatloaf with chilli sauce.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature reads 160-165 degrees F.
**Instead of using a muffin tin, you can use a loaf pan. Cooking time will need to be adjusted to 30-40 minutes. Check temperature with meat thermometer to ensure you don't over cook it - it will get dry.