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Friday, September 26, 2003

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Mmmmmm meatloaf. Is there a better comfort food than meatloaf and mashed potatoes? I can't think of one. Ok, maybe chicken soup. But I love meatloaf. I love making it as much a eating it. I think it's because you don't need a recipe and whatever you feel like doing with it you can.

I used to use recipes for meatloaf. I even made a terrine style one with three different layers from the Silver Palate Cook Book. But I found I like mine the best.

Here's what I do: I use ground turkey, I like the texture and the flavor.

Note: You can add almost anything you like to meatloaf. Sometimes I add leftover roast vegetables or a sausage or some chopped prosciutto and a bit of Chinese chili garlic sauce is always a good addition. You can really use a lot of things up in a meatloaf if you have leftovers in the house

Serve with mashed potatoes of course! A simple side dish works with it too, like peas or green beans.

Turkey Meatloaf


About 1 lb ground turkey
2 slices of bread, crumbled
1 egg
1 carrot
2 stalks celery
1 onion
1/4-1/2 cup salsa



In a bowl combine the turkey, bread crumbs and egg. Then in the food processor finely chop the carrot, celery, onion and salsa. Add some salt, and whatever else you feel like! .Mix the whole thing up in a bowl. Put the meatloaf in a loaf pan lined in foil (easier removal and clean up) and top with a mixture of ketchup and salsa. Bake at 375 for about an hour or until 180 degrees internal temperature.