An All-American Dish: Meat Loaf

3 Apr


I can admit that not all like or love meat loaf. Personally, as a child I never really liked it and always thought of that annoying kid from A Christmas Story slopping it around on his plate mumbling, “Meat loaf, beef loaf.” I felt his pain. Until I modified the recipe and guess what? My kids love it and want more of it. Instead of beef I use ground turkey. Besides being incredibly easy to make, I usually have my kitchen stocked with all the ingredients so I am prepared. It’s so tasty as a stand alone that I often have trouble finding a side, unless you have any tips? Or do you just think more room for dessert like my seven-year old?

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Caramelize or saute some onions and garlic, let those cool while you do the following steps:
  • Chop some celery and carrots and bread or a cup of dry bread crumbs.
  • In a large bowl, combine one pkg/one lb ground turkey, one egg, one cup milk and the bread crumbs. Then add the onion, garlic, and other veggies. Season with salt and pepper to taste, a little bit of worcestershire sauce and place in a lightly oiled loaf pan or whatever.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine some brown sugar, a little more worcestershire sauce, mustard and ketchup. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour.



2 Responses to “An All-American Dish: Meat Loaf”

  1. vegavick April 4, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Sounds delicious!

  2. booksoutsidethebox April 5, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    I love my mom’s meatloaf. I’ve tried recreating and modifying with cookbooks like Mario Batali’s, but it’s never the same or any good! I’ll have to try your recipe with turkey next.

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