We have been using ground turkey in place of ground beef for a while now, and I am always on the lookout for new recipes. I found this in the 2012 "Taste of Home" cookbook (if you don't own it, BUY IT NOW!) and decided to give it a try. It is a thick, dense meatloaf that is loaded with hidden veggies. Even my husband made a comment that he couldn't tell they were in there. The sauce on top also gives is a sweet tanginess that adds to the appeal. It is New England comfort food at it's best! (Submitted to TOH by Kari Caven of Post Falls, ID.)
- In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, saute the onion, mushrooms and carrot until tender.
- Remove from heat and cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, combine the vegetables, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
- Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
- Pat into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- Bake, uncovered, at 375 for 35 minutes.
- Combine syrup and mustard; pour half over the turkey loaf.
- Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 165 and juices run clear.
- Serve with remaining syrup mixture.