Forget what you thought about turkey meatloaf. The hint of BBQ sauce, sauteed garlic and onions take this turkey meatloaf to a whole new level!

A few years ago if you would have told me that turkey meatloaf could be delicious, I’d never believed you. I’ve tried several recipes for turkey meatloaf and they were all bland, too dry,  too mushy, or just weird tasting.
Well, I was doing my internship at a doctors office in 2005 and my coworkers were talking about the most delicious turkey meatloaf they’d ever tasted. It was brought in by an old lady who provides all kinda lunches and baked goods for the office because she liked the doctor so much.
Now any kind of talk about an outstanding recipe always gets my antennas going. After about a month I was finally able to taste this meatloaf and ask her about the recipe. She said she’d gotten the recipe from an old Taste of Home magazine. She was tight-lipped about any details though. I immediately went online and then started my digging through my own extensive collection of Taste of Home magazines.
I eventually found 10 turkey meatloaf recipes from Taste of Home. So what was a girl to do? Yep, I made all ten of those bad boys! Nothing gets in the way of my good recipe search addiction. Out of all 10, I knew when I had found the jewel! This turkey meatloaf is moist and bursting with flavor. Pair this up with some whipped potatoes and some green beans..magnifico!!

The Recipe

Yes, Delicious Turkey Meatloaf

By Divas Can Cook
Recipe type: meatloaf
Cook time
Total time
Serves
1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons of butter
  • ½ onion (chopped, about ½ cup)
  • 1½ teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce plus more to spread on top if desired
  • ¼ cup of Ketchup plus more to spread on top if desired
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire
  • ¾ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. F.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  3. Add onions and saute until tender and then add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  4. Place onions and garlic into a large bowl and let cool.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and use your hand to mix everything up.
  6. Press into a loaf pan and brush the tops with more ketchup & BBQ sauce if desired.
  7. Bake for 50-55 minutes.
  8. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. (You can drain off the juices if needed but don't cut into it until it has cooled down. The meat needs time to relax and firm up.)