February 13, 2012

Italian Inspired Turkey Meatloaf with a Tomato-Balsamic Glaze



Ingredients:
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 lb ground turkey thighs
14 oz canned diced tomatoes, drained
1 egg
1 tablespoon minced green olives (or olive spread)
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/3 cup matzo meal
6 oz tomato paste
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, mix together the turkey, egg, olives, matzo meal, onion, garlic and spices. Form into a loaf. Place in a loaf pan (or, preferably, a meatloaf pan. Whisk together the tomato paste and vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Brush over meatloaf. Bake for 40 minutes or until fully cooked. Allow to sit 2-3 minutes prior to slicing.


My thoughts:
I love using ground turkey thighs in meatloaf because it is more flavorful than ground turkey breast but still much leaner than beef. The tomatoes added a lot of flavor and the glaze sealed in the moisture. A great yet simple change from the every day meatloaf.

3 comments:

  1. I would love to try this recipe, but will have to substitute gluten-free ingredients for the matzo meal. What qualities exactly am I looking for so that I can get the consistency right? Is the meal coarse or fine, and is it very dry like breadcrumbs or something moister and coarser, closer to an almond meal?

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  2. Matzo meal is crushed matzo so very dry and cracker-y vs. moist but coarser than bread crumbs.

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  3. This looks like a great recipe! I love meatloaf and the idea of adding a glaze sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing! - Thursdays

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