Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tuesday Do-Little Dinners: BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

I know I said we're a mostly-vegetarian family; we are. Even though it seems that all I post for Tuesday Do-Little Dinners are poultry recipes. Don't worry--more vegetarian yums are coming in the future. Just not today.

This week's recipe is a healthier version of traditional ground-beef meatloaf. It comes out moist and tasty, and it's so easy anyone can make it. Julia routinely helps me with this recipe, and is always so proud of the results.

Great with baked sweet potatoes or a pan of roasted veggies!

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf
4-6 servings

1-1/4 lb. ground turkey (thawed)
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 egg
1/3-1/2 cup bread crumbs or crushed saltine crackers (enough to hold the meat mixture together)
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
1 T. Worcestershire sauce (confession: I usually substitute ketchup, dijon mustard, or skip this altogether because I do not keep Worcestershire on hand)
1 tsp. salt
1/4-1/2 tsp. black pepper
A bit more barbecue sauce for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. On the sheet, form the mixture into a loaf, approximately 8 inches by 4 inches. Pour a little extra barbecue sauce on the top and spread it around. Bake for 1 hour. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

No comments: