Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

mooseloaf surprise "meatloaf"

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Martha Ray Deen
Charlotte, NC

If you're looking for a "healthy" way to have "meatloaf", this recipe is PERFECT for you! My friend, Paul, sent me a recipe for his "Tigger's Mooseloaf Surprise", which is basically turkey with vegetables, all mixed up to hide the "healthiness" from those picky eaters in your house. I revamped it a bit and added my own touches, which I'm sharing with you here. PS, there's no "moose" in it.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For mooseloaf surprise "meatloaf"

  • LOAF
  • 2 1/2 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1 pkg
    mccormick's meatloaf seasoning mix (or other brand, but i prefer this one)
  • 4 slice
    toasted wheat bread
  • 10
    crackers, crumbled
  • 2 md
  • 4 md
    finely shredded carrots
  • 1 c
    finely shredded broccoli stems and florets
  • 1/2 lg
    red onion
  • 1
    entire head (10-11 cloves) garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp
    sage, dried
  • 1 c
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    spicy brown mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar

How To Make mooseloaf surprise "meatloaf"

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Combine all loaf ingredients in a large bowl, mixing thoroughly.
  • 3
    Form a loaf into a 9x11 casserole dish (no more than 2" in thickness across loaf, this is not a "loaf pan" recipe). Cook at 350 degrees for one hour.
  • Mooseloaf Surprise
    Mix topping ingredients in a small bowl until well mixed. Spread on loaf for the last 15 minutes of cooking time.