Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Turkey Meatloaf

I like all meatloaf, but we'd been eating quite a bit of beef lately, so I thought I'd switch it up and make some turkey meatloaf instead. The best news here is not the meatloaf, it's that I made it in our NEW OVEN!! HUZZAH!! I finally squawked loud enough, and got the Gas Co. involved, and our landlord replaced the super-jank oven I had been using for over a year. I've never lived in an apartment with a new oven before and since I'm still a ways off from a kitchen that we own with my own appliacnes, I feel pretty darn lucky.

So onward to dinner...
Surprisingly this favorite comfort food is a super-easy weeknight dinner to bust out after work. I was exhausted when I got home and really just wanted to eat a bowl of cereal and call it a day, but I had all the ingredients for making this loaf. Even with the sad little-itty-bit of energy I had, I pulled it together and with in a few minutes the loaf was in the oven and a dinner full of homemade goodness was less than an hour away.

Turkey Meatloaf
By: Me, Beth G.
Serves 4 or 2 with leftovers

1 lb ground lean turkey
1 egg
3/4- 1 cup of bread crumbs
1/3-1/2 cup ketchup or tomato sauce
+ about 1/4 c extra for topping the loaf
About 1 tsp each of Parsley, Basil & Oregano
1 Tbsp of dry onion soup mix
2 cloves chopped garlic
2 tsp water

Pre-heat oven to 400
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, start with 3/4 c breadcrumbs and 1/3 cup ketchup, and add more of the breadcrumbs if it is still too mushy and more of the ketchup if it seems too dry....
Cover a cookie sheet with foil & spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Make a loaf with the mixture on the cookie sheet and spread a layer of ketchup or tomato sauce on the top. Bake at 400 for 35-45 minutes or until center temperature is 165 degrees.

*On the soup mix; I just opened a packet, used a tablespoon and ziplocked the rest for dip later :O)


Kevin said...

That turkey meatloaf looks so moist and good! The texture looks more like a it is a slice of bread than ground meat.

Happy cook said...

Turkey meat loaf looks really good. I make beef meatloaf but never tried with turkey.

MrsPresley said...

did you know i've never never made meatloaf and i've only ever had it once?! yours looks so good and i love anything w/onion soup mix in it :)

MrsPresley said...

oh, i forgot to also say... congrats on the new oven! :)