It’s been a while since I’ve tried one of these! It’s another “Best” recipe, so I had to see if it lived up to the hype. I will say that I found a pretty amazing recipe for turkey meatloaf about a year ago and it’s the only recipe I’ve used since. I knew this recipe would have to be ridiculous to top that one.
- 1¼ pound lean ground turkey
- ½ cup onions and peppers, diced (I used a yellow onion and a red pepper)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- ½ cup panko bread crumbs
- ¼ cup Swiss cheese (any type will work)
- salt and pepper
- ½ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Saute onions and peppers in a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Set aside to cool slightly.
3. Place ground turkey in a large bowl, add sauteed veggies, egg, Worcestershire sauce, herbs, panko, Swiss cheese, salt and pepper. Mix together well until everything is incorporated.
4. Spray a loaf pan and add meat mixture to the pan forming a round dome on top. Cook for 40-45 minutes.
5. Grab a small cup or bowl and mix together ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar. Set aside to top meatloaf later.
6. Take meatloaf out of the oven and top with a thin layer of the ketchup mixture. Place back in the oven and cook for another 15 minutes or until fully cooked and the inside reads 160 degrees. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
The final verdict is that this is definitely a tasty meatloaf. I could have done without the red peppers in there, but I loved the Swiss cheese. I don’t think it tops my favorite meatloaf recipe, but it’s still really good. My husband gobbled it up. He really liked the sauce on top and kept asking how he could get more of it.