This turkey meatloaf is so tasty
you won’t even realize it’s made
with ground turkey meat rather than beef. With just a couple special
ingredients you’ll get a little kick in flavor.
My husband just loves meatloaf. He’s the pickiest eater I know. So when I discovered early in our relationship there was one more thing I could cook for him, I was stoked. I wouldn’t put meatloaf on my top 5 list of all time favorite meals to eat, but still enjoy it from time to time.
So I had to figure out a recipe for meatloaf that my picky eater would enjoy and enough flare for my taste buds. As I have said before I try to cut calories and use healthy alternatives when I can as long as it doesn’t affect the flavor. So for a lot of meals that call for hamburger meat I use ground turkey meat.
Honestly I can not tell the difference. When it comes to recipes that are heavily flavored and you use ground turkey meat it is really hard to tell you subsisted the beef. Same goes for when I make chili or tacos.
I like to caramelize my onions a little unlike people using raw in their meatloaf. You already know my feelings on raw onions. You’ll want to get those onions sauteing first. Cook them just enough until they are soft using a little olive oil.
Remember how I said I like to add a little flare? That’s where the WHATABURGER spicy ketchup and spicy mustard come it. I love all things with strong flavors. This won’t actually make your meatloaf spicy, but just a little kick.
In a small mixing bowl mix together the ketchup, tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, sugar, spicy mustard, Worcestershire, and beef stock. Whisk together really well. The mustard is the one ingredient that takes a little arm work to get mixed up.
Add together all other ingredients into a large mixing bowl with adding all but a ¼ of the ketchup mixture to it. This is one of those recipes you get to use your hands to do the mixing. Once mixed well grease a 9×5 loaf pan and shape mixture into pan.
Pour half of the remaining ketchup mixture over top of the loaf and place in the oven. Half way through cooking add the remaining mixture. Total cooking time is an hour.
A favorite side dish to serve with this meatloaf are mashed potatoes. My hubby likes to eat a piece of meatloaf and mashed potatoes mixed in one bite. So test out this recipe and be surprised how you won’t be able to even tell it’s turkey meat.
- 1 lb of ground turkey meat
- 3/4 cup spicy ketchup
- 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup beef stock
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped onions
- 1/8 cup parsley
- 2 1/2 TBSP brown sugar
- 2 1/2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
- 2 TBSP spicy mustard
- 2 TSP Worcestershire sauce
- 1 TSP salt
- 1 TSP olive oil
- 1/2 TSP minced garlic
- 1/2 TSP garlic powder
- 1/2 TSP onion powder
- 1/4 TSP pepper
- Preheat oven 350 degrees
- Add olive oil and chopped onions in a pan over medium-high heat cook until soft.
- In a small mixing bowl add spicy ketchup, spicy mustard, tomato sauce, Balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, beef stock, and Worcestershire sauce and whisk together well
- In a larger bowl add all other remaining ingredients, including onions in a bowl and pour in all but 1/4 of ketchup mixture and mix all together.
- Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and form meat mixture into pan pouring half of ketchup mixture on top and place in oven
- Half way through cooking pour the remaining ketchup mixture on top and continuing cooking
- Cook for one hour