Friday, September 16, 2011

Turkey Meatloaf



  • 3 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 5 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 1 1/2 cups plain dry bread crumbs
  • 3 extra-large eggs, beaten


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a medium saute pan, over medium-low heat, cook the onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme until translucent, but not browned, approximately 15 minutes.
Add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste and mix well. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, and onion mixture in a large bowl.
Mix well and shape into a loaf on an ungreased sheet pan.
Bake for 1 1/2 hours until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F. and the meatloaf is cooked through.

**A pan of hot water in the oven under the meatloaf will keep the top from cracking.
**I also like to make them in muffin tins.. The gremlins love them and the leftovers freeze easier.. (Who doesn't LOVE individual servings..

Lisa C. . . . .

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