Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Turkey Meatloaf

Yes, this is a post about meatloaf. I know meatloaf doesn't really have the best reputation, but I promise, it can be delicious! Just give it a chance. At least check out this recipe. I think it will surprise you! 

On Sunday I made a modified version of The Pioneer Woman's meatloaf. If you are obsessed a fan like I am, you know her recipes are super yummy! But, if you are like me, you can't always eat the all the whole milk and real butter you want. It's sad, isn't it?! 

Anyway, back to the meatloaf. The changes I made are super simple but can make a big difference for a healthier meal during the week. 

Her recipe calls for ground beef, which I replaced with ground turkey. We've been using ground turkey as a beef substitute for a lot of recipes recently and we really like it. I also used non-fat milk instead of whole milk and sliced whole wheat bread instead of white bread. Here's the recipe I used. It was delicious! Moist and extremely flavorful! 

Turkey Meatloaf

1 cup non-fat milk
6 slices whole wheat bread
2 pounds ground turkey
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
4 eggs beaten
10 slices bacon

1 1/2 cups ketchup 
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, pour milk over bread slices and let soak for several minutes. 

Add the ground meat, Parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper and parsley to the milk and bread. Pour in the beaten eggs.

With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined. Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a foil lined baking sheet. 

Lay bacon slices over the top and tuck underneath the meatloaf.

To make the sauce, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and dry mustard in a bowl. Pour 1/3 over the top of the meatloaf and spread with a spoon.

Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another 1/3 of the sauce over the meatloaf. Continue to bake for 15 minutes. 

Slice and serve with remaining sauce. 

If you are interested in the original, you can check it out here

Does anyone have any yummy turkey recipes to share?

The Doyles

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