Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a great, easy recipe from one of my husband's cooking for bachelors-type books. It's supposed to have three ingredients, but I cheat and add a few extras
- 2 lbs lean ground turkey
- 1 cup seasoned dry bread crumb
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 cup salsa (mild, medium or spicy, according to taste)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 425.
- in a small bowl, mix the bread crumbs, water and salsa and set aside for 10 minutes.
- in a large bowl, add onions, garlic, turkey, egg and when it's ready, the water/breadcrumb mixture.
- using your clean hands, mix together.
- shape into a loaf shape in a large pan. I usually use a 9x13x2.
- Bake for 60 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before slicing.
I chose this as one of your recipes to make for the Pick A Chef game and am really glad I did, as it was much better than I would have expected. I was a bit leery of adding all that water, but went ahead and did so on faith. :) The meat mixture did end up pretty wet and difficult to get to hold a loaf shape, but I made my own breadcrumbs (Seasoned Breadcrumbs) out of homemade sourdough and don't think my crumbs were as dry as intended in the recipe. Assuming that thick, jarred salsa was intended here, rather than fresh, I used hot Pace chunky salsa. Since it was so chunky, I did give it a few whirls in the food processor to avoid having to watch my son discreetly trying to pick the large tomato chunks out of his. :) I ended up baking it about 70 minutes. Anyway, all worked out well, and we really enjoyed this tasty meatloaf--thanks for posting!
Really very good. I used 96/4 (extra lean) ground beef since my grocery store didn't have any ground turkey. The garlic was a bit much, though. I only used 2 cloves, and it could've been 1 and been perfect.