I love turkey burgers…so thought I’d try this recipe when I saw it in the Kingston-Whig Standard while I was waiting for my oil change. I’m not the type who would ever make a ground beef meatloaf, it just doesn’t turn me on at all….but I’m all about the turkey so… Give this a try, it’s easy and it’s seasonal with finely diced apples in it. The recipe calls for 2 pounds of ground turkey, so I divided it into two 8 x 4 aluminum loaf pans, instead of one large loaf (but go ahead if that’s the size loaf pan you have on hand)-one for dinner, one for sandwiches the next day. I enjoyed both, but let’s face it, a meatloaf sandwich is special and this one does not disappoint.
Turkey Apple Meatloaf
adapted from Foodland Ontario
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium apple, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 small or 1 large firm apple, finely diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (if you have it, I didn’t use it)
2 lb ground turkey
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1.5 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp bbq sauce (I used PC Louisiana style mustard based bbq sauce)
In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, stirring occasionally.
Stir in garlic and apples; cook for about 3 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from heat. Stir in bread crumbs and parsley, if using.
In large bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, mustard, Worcestershire, salt and pepper; stir in apple mixture until well combined.
Press turkey mixture lightly into two 8 x 4 aluminum loaf pans sprayed with cooking spray. Spread bbq sauce over top of loaf (loaves). Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for about 40 minutes to 1 hour or until digital rapid-read thermometer registers 165°F (74°C).