Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
When I used to say "we're having Meatloaf for dinner" my kids used to run. Now that I found this recipe, they run, for the table.
- 3 lbs lean ground turkey
- 1 1⁄2 cups breadcrumbs
- 3⁄4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons Italian spices
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons garlic pepper seasoning
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 (10 ounce) can condensed tomato soup (I use Campbell's)
- 2 tablespoons hot sauce
- 1⁄8 cup packed brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large mixing bowl mix together ground turkey and Worcestershire sauce and onions.
- In a smaller bowl mix all together bread crumbs, cheese, and spices.
- Add the mix to the ground turkey and mix thoroughly using hands, until all well combined and slightly stiff. (Note: Depending on what type of meat you use, you may need more or less bread crumbs to make it stiffen).
- Place meat mixture into a 9x13 pan. Spread it out so that it spreads out the length of the pan, while leaving about a 1" border on the sides.
- In a small bowl, combine soup, brown sugar, and hot sauce, stirring it together thoroughly.
- Slather the meatloaf with the sauce mixture, reserving some for basting.
- Bake in pre-heated oven for 1hour 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and enjoy.
- I usually serve with a fresh garden salad and of course, potatoes.
This turned out tasty, though i couldn't make it exactly as written and i'd revise what i did do slightly next time. 3lbs ground chicken instead of turkey instead of the spices as listed, i added about 1/8c of jarred minced garlic to the onion mixture; for the dry ingredients my spices were 50 twists on my peppermill (i know, real exact measure...*roll eyes*), 1t dried basil, 1t dried parsley, 1t dried thyme, 1/4t dry mustard, 1/2t garlic powder, and then i put 1/4t rosemary into a mortar and pestel before adding to the other dry ingredients (next time i'll combine the spices first, m/p them and then add--i was skimming the spice rack off the cuff tonight so didn't think of it). we don't have hot sauce so i added 1/2t paprika and 1/8t cayenne pepper to the brown sugar before adding the tomato soup...it has more kick to it than i prefer (i'm so bland that MY favorite salsa is Pace Picante Extra Mild....) but it is tasty! looking forward to meatloaf sandwiches!
cooked this once and could not believe it tasted so good will certainly be doing this again tomorrow i think
I have been making meatloaf for 40 plus years and this it more than a 5 star recipe! It was such a hit with our family. I used extra lean ground beef and extra lean ground pork. I was doubtful that without and egg and some liquid that it would turn out okay, but I needn't have worried. This is the best meatloaf recipe I have ever had. Thanks, Carole in Orlando