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easy italian turkey meatloaf

Recipe by
Garrison Wayne
La Quinta, CA

I am definitely a meatloaf lover. I usually bake with beef and sometimes mix it in with some ground pork. For those who only eat fish and chicken, this is a very good and savory main course. The breadcrumbs and sausage add enough herbal influence, that there is no need for any additional herbs. I prefer the red bell pepper to the green in this recipe, as they are sweeter. The glaze is a sort of make do ketchup, Italian Style. I really like this meatloaf, as it is not some alternative to something better. This meatloaf "ROCKS"...!!!

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy italian turkey meatloaf

  • 1 md
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground turkey, not extra lean
  • 1 lb
    chicken italian sausage, removed from casing
  • 3 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp

How To Make easy italian turkey meatloaf

  • 1
    In a large bowl place the meatloaf ingredients (minus the turkey and sausage) and mix well.
  • 2
    Add the meats and mix well. I do this with my hands.
  • 3
    Place the meatloaf mix in a well greased pan. I line mine with parchment paper. Pat down to shape loaf in to desired shape.
  • 4
    Mix the glaze ingredients in a small bowl and frost the top of the meatloaf. Add some extra freshly ground pepper on top if you desire.
  • 5
    Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour 30 minutes. Turn up heat to 450 degrees the last 10 minutes to crisp and brown.
  • 6
    Remove from oven and rest on a hot pad for at least 20 minutes before slicing.