October 19, 2011

Barbecue Sauce Glazed Turkey Meatloaf

Ingredients:
2 lbs ground turkey thighs
3/4 cup pepper jelly barbecue sauce
1 egg, beaten
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 small onion, grated
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh sage
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon allspice
salt
pepper


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, mix together the turkey, egg, bread crumbs, onion, garlic and 2 tablespoons sauce. Form into a loaf. Place in a loaf pan (or, preferably, a meatloaf pan). Brush the top with the remaining sauce. Bake for 30 minutes or until fully cooked. Wait a few minutes before slicing.


My thoughts:
I am not a fan of ground turkey breast but ground thighs are another story. They are as moist and juicy as ground turkey breast can be dry and tasteless. Normally I am a beef or beef/pork meatloaf girl but turkey thigh is just as good. My smoky-spicy barbecue sauce added lots of flavor and sealed in the juices. It made the best meatloaf sandwiches the next day too.

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