but it just is.
Maybe it's the Worcestershire or the chicken stock, I don't know.
What I do know is that it has the most supreme taste AND I did not overcook it so it was very moist!!
When I asked Tim why he liked the meatloaf so well he said, "It was easy and it tasted good."
I'm making this meatloaf again today, only this time I will make the full recipe and freeze half of it. The original recipe calls for 5 lbs of meat and it serves 8-10. I recommend cutting this recipe in half like I did if you don't want a ton of leftovers.
Okay, update on that statement up above. I just got back from the grocery just now and I AM NOT buying 5 lbs. of ground turkey breast at $5/lb. That's $25 if I used all 5 lbs. I gotta start buying ground turkey breast on sale; it's just that I can never FIND it on sale. Arrrrgh!!!
These are the fixins for one large meatloaf.
I halved the recipe and used 2.5 lbs of turkey breast.
Oh, also this is the
simplest dish to make too!
But first I must fess up that I had some help in the kitchen.
Little Boy Blue loves this and is getting ready to do some kicking, look at his cute yittle yegs.
Then the music starts playing.
He gets the biggest kick out of that thing.
So does Little Boy Blue.
Both Little Boy Blue and
Gramps started getting tuckered out though.
Cool to room temperature.
I just went ahead and poured the mixture into a different bowl to facilitate this along.
Next combine the turkey breast, bread crumbs, eggs and onion mixture together in a large bowl.
Mix well and shape into a rectangular loaf on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Spread the ketchup evenly on top.
While the meal was baking, yittle baby got hungry and in the process of feeding on his yummy formula, he decided all that activity was tiring and went night-night.
Looks like Gramps was close behind zzzzzz.
As soon as the meatloaf reaches 160 degrees, pull this tasty loaf out of the oven and let it rest a couple minutes.
It doesn't look like much, but man o' man, I'm gonna go back to, I have no idea why this meatloaf is so tasty. It just is.
And of course, my starch fetish is always at the forefront,
so what would meatloaf be without roasted garlic smashed red potatoes?
You're almost there; that's how quick and easy this Turkey Meatloaf dish is.
Although the cook time of 1.5 hours isn't quick, everything else was.
Slice up the meatloaf and load the plates.
And enjoy this down home goodness meal!!!
OHHHH! Almost forgot!!!
Recipes are below!!!
OH! OH! OH! UPDATE! SIX HOURS LATER!
I JUST MADE THIS RECIPE AGAIN TONIGHT AND IT CAME OUT DRY AND NOT AS FLAVORFUL.
I MUST NOT HAVE USED ENOUGH CHICKEN STOCK AND SALT AND PEPPER.
ALSO I LET IT COOK PAST 160 DEGREES. FYI...DON'T DO THAT!
MAKE SURE THE LOAF IS MOIST WHEN YOU FORM IT.
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Angie’s Note: Please keep in mind I halved this recipe! You can make the whole recipe but you will have leftovers as the full recipe serves 8-10.
3 cups chopped yellow onions (2 large onions)
2 tablespoons good olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (1/2 teaspoon dried)
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
5 pounds ground turkey breast
1 1/2 cups plain dry bread crumbs
3 extra-large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup ketchup
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a medium saute pan, over medium-low heat, cook the onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme until translucent, but not browned, approximately 15 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste and mix well. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, and onion mixture in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into a rectangular loaf on an ungreased sheet pan. Spread the ketchup evenly on top. Bake for 1 1/2 hours until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F. and the meatloaf is cooked through. (A pan of hot water in the oven under the meatloaf will keep the top from cracking.) Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold in a sandwich.
Spring is coming up soon eh???!!!
Talk at ya soon!