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.
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.
- 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.