Saturday, November 3, 2007

Turkey Meatloaf

We bought ground turkey to make the dumplings but only needed 1/2 pound and we left the store with over two pounds (there was a sale) so we needed to come up another recipe. polMom found a great recipe for turkey meatloaf that we include below.

  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1 c. chopped onions
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 c. peeled, grated apples
  • 1 1/2 c. fresh bread crumbs from firm bread
  • 1 lg. egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

  • 1 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard

Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onions and celery and saute 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in thyme and sage and let cool slightly.

Combine onion mixture in large bowl with turkey, bread crumbs, apple, egg, parsley, salt, mustard and pepper. Mix well. Pack into a greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Pour off any fat.

While the mixture is cooking, make the glaze by combining the ingredients in small bowl and brush over top of loaf. Bake 30 minutes more or until golden and juices run clear when pierced. I like taking the loaf out of the pan for the last thirty minutes to allow it to develop a little bit of a crust.

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