Thursday, April 7, 2011

Turkey Meatloaf? Oh Yes!

Good afternoon fellow bloggers! I come baring a twist on a traditional favorite. Can you guess what it is? No, it's not pizza. No, it's not burgers. Yes, it is meatloaf. In my household, we eat meatloaf like there's no tomorrow. We scarf until there's not even crumbs in the pan. That is how much we love our meatloaf. But, when you think meatloaf, you think ground beef and ketchup. There is none of that in this recipe. As I stated, it's a twist on  traditional meal. So, grab your bowls and aprons and let's get cooking!

Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

You will need:

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic and herb-marinated sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, optional
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey, preferably dark meat

Are you still with me? 

  1. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic (if using), eggs, milk, feta, salt, and pepper. 
  4. Add the turkey and gently stir to combine, making sure to  be careful not to overwork the meat.
  5. Carefully pack the meat mixture into the prepared pan and bake until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees  on an instant-read thermometer, which should be about 45 minutes. 
  6. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. 
  7. Transfer to a cutting board and slice. 
  8. Serve!

Once again, this is a very simple meal for anyone to make. Tons of families across America make this daily. You all did a great job and I'm 100% positive that your family will enjoy it as much as mine. Have a wonderful afternoon and I will see you all tomorrow for another edition of E.M.E.F.