Sometimes I feel bad for ground turkey. It’s one of those items that gets tossed into the abyss of my grocery cart, week after week, knowing that no matter what great hopes I have at the time, it will inevitably turn into some sort of Mexican taco-esque meal, or get rolled around with breadcrumbs and an egg.
Thank God for blogs. Specifically this one. Not only does Andie speak to my heart with her love for Leo DiCaprio and unabashed admission of being a mommy’s girl, but she speaks to my stomach over and over again with drool-inducing food. I knew as soon as I saw this little gem that it had to grace my dinner plate. Because let’s be honest here… there’s nothing like a BBQ tuxedo to spruce up the everyday meatloaf.
(Adapted from Can You Stay For Dinner?)
Cook time: about 45 minutes
1lb lean ground turkey
1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays)
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1 T Dijon mustard
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. onion powder
1 T tomato paste
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce. Shape into a loaf and place onto a baking sheet, brushing on remaining 1/4 cup of sauce until loaf is covered. Bake for 45 minutes, and then transfer to a cutting board and allow to sit for about 15 minutes before slicing.
So what exactly does a turkey meatloaf in a BBQ tuxedo say to me? Just that it’s formal, but it also likes to party.
Also, you should know that I cannot go a single day without quoting a Will Ferrell movie. Fact.