Easy Italian Turkey Meatloaf

1
Garrison Wayne

By
@TheOrganizedChef

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"...!!!

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Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 1 medium
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 large
    onion, chopped
  • 2 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground turkey, not extra lean
  • 1 lb
    chicken italian sausage, removed from casing
  • FOR THE GLAZE

  • 3 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    honey

How to Make Easy Italian Turkey Meatloaf

Step-by-Step

  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.

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