Yes, Delicious Turkey Meatloaf
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!!
Yes, Delicious Turkey Meatloaf
Recipe Type: meatloaf
Serves: 1 loaf
- 2 Tablespoons of butter
- 1/2 onion (chopped, about 1/2 cup)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1/4 cup BBQ sauce plus more to spread on top if desired
- 1/4 cup of Ketchup plus more to spread on top if desired
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire
- 3/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350. F.
- Melt butter in a saucepan.
- Add onions and saute until tender and then add garlic and cook until fragrant.
- Place onions and garlic into a large bowl and let cool.
- Add remaining ingredients and use your hand to mix everything up.
- Press into a loaf pan and brush the tops with more ketchup & BBQ sauce if desired.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes.
- 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.)
This is my first time making meatloaf period so I was nervous but it turned out delicious (I added some chopped green and yellow bell peppers)! My boys and I really enjoyed it with a side salad. I was a bit sweet so I may cut down on some of the sauce ingredients. Do you have any suggestions to firm it up a bit more? Thank you for the delicious recipe
This is delicious I make it atleast once a week. I add shredded carrots to sneak in veggies and oats to replace half the breadcrumbs.
I wanted to double the recipe for my family, but only have 1 lb. of turkey and 1 lb. of ground beef. Ate there any changes I should make to the recipe?
I made this a few weeks ago. It was definitely a hit. The flavor was great and the meatloaf was moist. I feel it was a little softer then I would have liked. I plan on making this again tonight so maybe I will let it cook a little longer to see if that helps.
Don’t cook it longer, add 1lb of beef, and dubbe the recipe