Dinner, Turkey

Turkey Meatloaf

Welcome back, grill masters and barbecue enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into the world of smoky and succulent turkey meatloaf, a dish that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Inspired by the flavors and techniques of the one and only Smokin’ and Grillin’ with AB from YouTube, we’re about to embark on a culinary journey that’ll elevate your meatloaf game to new heights. So fire up those grills, sharpen those knives, and let’s get smokin’!

Ingredients

For the Glaze:

  • ⅔ cup ketchup
  • ⅓ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

For the Meatloaf:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 pounds ground turkey (93/7)
  • ¾ cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • A few springs chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Prepare the Glaze:

  • In a small saucepan, combine ketchup, dark brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and Dijon mustard.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Prepare the Meatloaf Mixture:

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add minced onion and garlic, and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked onion and garlic mixture with salt, black pepper, paprika, dried thyme, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and eggs. Mix until well combined.
  • Add the ground turkey and Italian seasoned breadcrumbs to the bowl, and gently mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.

Shape the Meatloaf:

  • Transfer the turkey mixture to a greased or parchment-lined loaf pan, shaping it into a loaf shape.

Glaze and Bake:

  • Spoon a portion of the prepared glaze over the top of the meatloaf, spreading it evenly.
  • Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 45-55 minutes, or until the meatloaf is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  • During the last 10-15 minutes of baking, you can apply an additional layer of the glaze on top of the meatloaf for extra flavor.

Serve:

  • Once cooked, remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired, before serving.

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Turkey Meatloaf

Ingredients

For the Glaze:

For the Meatloaf:

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. In a small saucepan, combine ketchup, dark brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and Dijon mustard. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add minced onion and garlic, and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked onion and garlic mixture with salt, black pepper, paprika, dried thyme, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and eggs. Mix until well combined. Add the ground turkey and Italian seasoned breadcrumbs to the bowl, and gently mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.

  4. Transfer the turkey mixture to a greased or parchment-lined loaf pan, shaping it into a loaf shape.

  5. Spoon a portion of the prepared glaze over the top of the meatloaf, spreading it evenly. Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 45-55 minutes, or until the meatloaf is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). During the last 10-15 minutes of baking, you can apply an additional layer of the glaze on top of the meatloaf for extra flavor.

  6. Once cooked, remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired, before serving.

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