Now, I’m not a huge fan of meatloaf but Chris loves it. I came across this turkey meatloaf recipe while watching a TV show and thought it was worth a try. I’m a huge fan of vegetables so any recipe that mixes them in in unexpected places will win me over. I’ve never made anything with ground turkey so I was also excited to compare the flavor to regular beef meatloaves I’ve tried. I made a trip to the grocery for all the ingredients and got to work. If you haven’t used a food processor before, you’re missing out. I used it for the first time for this recipe and it was life changing. If you don’t have one, get one.
Heads up, you will use a LOT of dishes for this entree. I used four bowls, a measuring cup, a measuring spoon, a food processor, a spatula, a whisk, cutting board, and knife. Thankfully I now have a dish washer so clean up wasn’t as bad as it could have been. Overall, I think this recipe was super easy and actually pretty good. I’m still trying to learn to like meatloaf but as far as it goes, this doesn’t taste all that different. Chris, a huge meat lover, thought it was delicious!
Serve with a side of veggies and some potatoes.
- 1/2 white onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled, chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup arugula
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 (16 ounce) packages of ground turkey
- 1 cup organic bread crumbs
- 1 tsp ground thyme
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
- 1 egg
- olive oil spray
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 Tbsp freshly chopped flat leaf parsley
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. In food processor, combine white onion, carrot, red bell pepper, arugula and garlic. Pulse to chopped.
- In a large bowl, combine ground turkey with onion mixture. Use your hands to gently combine and mix ingredients. In a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, thyme, chili powder, pepper and salt. Mix well. In a small bowl, whisk together almond milk and egg. Sprinkle dry mixture over turkey mix and gently massage until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Spray large foil-lined or parchment-lined pan with olive oil spray. Shape meat into roughly a 6″ x 11″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle in the middle of the pan.
- In a small bowl, mix together ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, cumin and honey. Brush over top and sides of meat loaf.
- Bake for 1 1/2 hours and until 165F degrees. Optional: sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley.