Recipe: Not Your Mama's Meatloaf

Does the idea of meatloaf conjure up memories of delicious meals? I mean nothing against all the mothers out there making meatloaf, but something about the term - a loaf of meat - just doesn't do it for me. So when I found this recipe, and saw its rave reviews - I knew that I had to at least try it out. And so, last weekend, before the weather got warmer, I spent part of my Saturday cooking up the most delicious meatloaf you could ever imagine.

Here are the ingredients you need to make one loaf. You can simple double the meatloaf ingredients to make two.

Pretend that there's only 1 egg in this picture.

1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup minced onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
3/4 tablespoons Worcestshire sauce
3/4 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 large egg
1/4 cup BBQ glaze (recipe below)
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Parsley, to garnish


2/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 and 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard

First, mix the glaze by mixing the glaze ingredients (ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard) together in a small bowl.

After you've made the glaze, mince your onions and garlic and saute them in a pan with the olive oil over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes, until soft. Then, in a larger bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, paprika, thyme, worcestshire sauce, dijon mustard and egg.

Then, add the cooked onion mixture, meat and breadcrumbs, mix together til not too wet (or ... slimy, for lack of a better word), adding more breadcrumbs as needed. Shape into a loaf and place onto a well greased pan. Then, spread glaze over top

Then place in your preheated oven at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes. Garnish with the parsley, and slice!

This smelled delicious as it cooked in the oven and was perfectly moist. I served it with mashed potatoes and it was so heavenly, that even though I made the plates look pretty so I could take a picture, the aroma took me over and I ate it all before I took that picture. This recipe is definitely a keeper!



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