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I’m all for simple cooking these days. But at the same time, I don’t want to compromise on the flavors. I’m the most finicky eater and cannot make myself even swallow food if it is remotely bland! I was watching an episode of The Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond and saw her making a Beef Meatloaf. My friend had also recently gifted me Ree’s cookbook that had the same recipe in there as well. Since beef is not always our meat of choice, I wanted to experiment making the meatloaf with turkey instead. And it turned out pretty well! I served it with garlic mashed potatoes and it made for a lovely Sunday meal!!

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Turkey Meatloaf

A baked “loaf” of meat topped with a layer of tomato sauce


What you need:

Turkey, ground – 1 1/4 lbs
Bread crumbs – 1/2 cup
Egg – 1 large
Medium Onion, chopped – 1
Garlic, chopped – 3 cloves
Tomato Ketchup – 1/4 cup
Worcestershire sauce – 2 tsp
Butter or oil – 2 tbsp
Salt – For seasoning
Pepper – For seasoning

For the Sauce:

Tomato ketchup – 1/2 cup
Worcestershire sauce – 1 tsp
Hot sauce – A few dashes
Mustard – 1 tbsp
Brown sugar – 3 tbsp


The Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Melt butter in a pan. Saute the onions and garlic on medium-high heat till soft. Turn off the heat and transfer to a bowl to cool. 

When the onions are cool enough to handle, mix ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, tomato ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix together nicely.

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Grease a loaf pan and press the mixture into it. 

In a separate bowl, mix all the ingredients for the sauce. Spread half of this over the loaf.

Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, spread the remaining sauce on the load and return to the oven for another 15 minutes. Total baking time would be about 55 minutes.

photo 2Happy cooking!

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