Turkey Meatloaf is one of my go-to dinners. It’s quick easy and delish and most importantly – my boyfriend LOVES it. Any time I can get him to eat somthing that’s not deep fried, covered in cheese or is an artery clogging mess, I do. Below is my recipe, but feel free to make adjustments for you and/or your family’s pallette. This is great with a veggie side or you can make it into a sandwich (mmm sandwiches…)
Also, just as a side note – this is the basic recipe I use, but I tend to mix it up now and then by adding a few new flavors to this base recipe.
- 2lbs ground turkey meat (93% fat free preferred)
- 1 organic egg
- 4 mushroom caps finely chopped (I like baby bellas)
- toasted onion seasoning (you can find the one I use here)
- 3 tbsp Ketchup (I like to use Simply Heinz due to the small amount of ingedients they use)
- 1 tbsp of low sodium Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs
- Black pepper to taste
Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees
Take the ground turkey out of the fridge and let sit in a large bowl for about 10 mins (or less depending on the heat of your apartment) to warm up. This makes it easier to mix with the other ingredents, especially if you are using your hands – take it from me, mixing cold raw turkey with your hands is quite painful actually…it’s kind of like when you pick up snow with your bare hands, ouch!
Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and start mixing – like I said I use the old fashioned way (my bare hands) just like my mom because i find that it gives me more mixing presision, but many of you (my sister included) cannot deal with the ick factor of touching raw meat so feel free to use a wooden spoon, food processor or even slap on some latex gloves if you wish.
Once your meat is mixed to your prefference, place it into an oven safe baking dish, cover with tin foil and stick it in your oven for about 30 mins.
Pull the meatloaf out and add ketchup or your desired sauce/condiment (tomato paste, bbq sauce, or whatever you can think of) to the top and spread it out. Then pop that sucker back into the over for another 15 mins.
If your like me and love a crispy top stick in the broiler for another 5 mins to brown and bam! You’re done! Allow the meatloaf to sit for about 5 mins and then serve and enjoy!