The Berger Bungalow: Meat Filled Monday - Turkey Meatloaf

Meat Filled Monday - Turkey Meatloaf
Posted on:8.03.2015

Turkey Meatloaf is one of my favorite things to make for a few reasons. No, it's not the prettiest meal, or the most desired meal when eating out, but it does have its perks!
1. It is SO easy to make. You literally just throw the ingredients together and toss it in the oven.
2. It really is AMAZING! Trust me on this one. Once you make this recipe, you'll want it all the time! So good.
3. It actually keeps well in the freezer, but trust me, you'll want to eat it all at once ;) Ian and I have to try our best not to eat the entire loaf in one night! 

This recipe is so moist and you can make it with different variations if you like experimenting. I'll post a few things you can add to it at the end of the recipe.
Unfortunately, I have no idea where I got the recipe from, so I can't give anyone credit, but I did find this somewhere online a while back. Credit to whoever came up with the recipe! ;)

Turkey Meatloaf

  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 1c Onion
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 1/4 lb. Ground Turkey (I have also made it with just 1 lb, or more).
  • 1/2c Breadcrumbs (I usually use panko because I always have it, but use whatever!)
  • 1 Egg or 1/4c Substitute
  • 3/4c Ketchup
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper

Melt your butter in a skillet. When the butter is warm, sauté your onion and garlic in the butter. I usually cook my onion just until it is soft, but you can cook it however you like!
In a bowl, mix your onion and garlic (once it cools off) with your ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and 1/4 of the ketchup. Once it is mixed well, press the entire mixture into a 8x4 pan and spread the remaining ketchup on top. The recipe does not say that you need to spray your pan, but I coat it with a little butter just in case. Bake the meatloaf in the oven at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. The internal temperature needs to reach 165 degrees. Make sure you do not over cook it!! Let the meatloaf stand for 5 minutes before eating.  

A few variations:

  1. You can add mushrooms in with the onion and garlic when sautéing. YUM! Highly recommend this after you've tried the initial recipe at least once.
  2. You can also try different meats (ground beef, etc.) but Turkey is really healthy, and so good!
  3. Don't forget: Experiment once you've tried the recipe at least once. You can do pretty much anything to make it your own! I usually use less ketchup than called for, add some garlic salt, and use a little bit more than 1c of onion. 

Let me know what you think! 

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