Turkey Meatloaf

DF

i’ve tasted some of the finest food on this earth: filet mignon, caviar, lobster, etc.  but then there are times when my taste buds crave food on the opposite end of the culinary spectrum.  like yesterday when i had to buy a salisbury steak lean cuisine…and i can’t explain it.  there’s a flavor there that takes you back to middle school lunches, that for one reason or another will never be lost in my memory.  this meatloaf also has a special place in my heart.  maybe because i remember smelling it cook in the oven while the sun was setting at 4 o’clock.  it didn’t matter how cold and dark it was outside because it was warm and bright in our kitchen.  these days i make it for my family while the snow is piling up here in new england.

Turkey Meatloaf
1½ pounds ground turkey
⅓ cup chopped red pepper
1 egg, beaten
⅔ cup onion, diced
½ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon basil, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup bread crumbs
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt

preheat oven to 375°.  mix all ingredients together in a bowl and pour into a greased loaf pan.  bake for 45-50 minutes.

tips

  • thyme would also work in this meatloaf in place of basil.
  • worcestershire sauce is a liquid mixture with ingredients such as anchovies, molasses, garlic, vinegar, chilies, cloves, shallots, and sugar.  worcestershire sauce is an ingredient in casear dressing.
  • don’t have ketchup? try tomato sauce with a touch of sugar and vinegar.
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