BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

Monday, August 16, 2010

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf from Debbie Does Dinner
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey, 93%
1 egg
1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup quick cooking oats
2/3 cup barbeque sauce, divided into 3-1/3's
1/2 cup onion, diced
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp. italian seasoning
2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. sage
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Onion topping:
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. oil
1/4 cup barbeque sauce

Preheat oven to 425. In a large bowl, combine all the meatloaf ingredients except 1/3 of the bbq sauce. Spray a meatloaf pan with cooking spray. Dump the meatloaf in the pan. Brush 1/3 cup of bbq sauce over the top. Bake at 425 for about an hour or until done. If there is any grease in the pan when it's done, carefully pour it into a can to get rid of.

While meatloaf is cooking, prepare your onion topping. In a pan, toss the onions and oil and cook on low heat for about 15 - 25 minutes until tender and caramelized. Add the bbq sauce and heat through. Top the meatloaf with the onions and serve.

-I added 1/4 of an apple to the onion topping.

Here's what I started with:

Here's how I did it:

#1 I preheated the oven to 425 degrees.

#2 All of the ingredients, only 1/3 of the bbq sauce, went into a bowl and mixed together.

#3 I sprayed down loaf pan with cooking spray and then put the meat into it.

#4 I covered the meat with the 2nd 1/3 of bbq sauce.

#5 Into the oven for 1 hour.

#6 After the meatloaf cooked for about 40 minutes, I sauteed 1/2 of an onion and 1/4 of a red apple in olive oil.  I turned the heat down and let the mixture carmelize.

#7 After the onions and apple cooked for about 20 minutes, I added the last 1/3 of the bbq sauce.

#8 Once the meatloaf was finished, the apple and onion bbq sauce mixture went on top.

The Finished Product:


I saw this recipe on this wonderful new blog site I found this week.  I had all of the ingredients in my pantry except the ground turkey so I definitely wanted to give it a try.

Scott and I really enjoyed this meatloaf.  The bbq sauce gave it that sweet and spicy flavor while the Panko and oats were a good binder for the turkey. 

I could really taste the sage in this recipe.  I'm not a huge fan of sage so I would probably leave it out next time.  I commented to Scott, though, that for someone who doesn't like traditional Turkey on Thanksgiving or someone who is going to be eating alone or only have a very small group, I thought it would be a great recipe.  Scott, though, said that when eating it he did not think of Thanksgiving. 

I love the fact that I thought to add apple to the onion mixture.  It was absolutely delicious!  Once again, when I thought of this dish for Thanksgiving or even Christmas, cranberries  or golden raisins could be added to the onion bbq sauce.

Hope you enjoy!


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