Monday, September 6, 2010

Turkey Meatloaf

  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into 1/8-inch dice
  • 3/4 pound cremini mushrooms, trimmed and very finely chopped in a food processor
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 cup fine fresh bread crumbs (from 2 slices firm white sandwich bread)
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • 1 whole large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 pound ground turkey (mix of dark and light meat)
  • (Optional)roasted red pepper tomato sauce or ketchup
Special equipment: a meat thermometer or an instant-read thermometer
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cook onion and garlic in oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until onion is softened, about 2 minutes. 
  3. Add carrot and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. 
  4. Add mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid mushrooms are evaporated and they are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. 
  5. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, parsley, and 3 tablespoons ketchup, then transfer vegetables to a large bowl and cool.
  6. Stir together bread crumbs and milk in a small bowl and let stand 5 minutes. 
  7. Stir in egg and egg white, then add to vegetables. 
  8. Add turkey and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to vegetable mixture and mix well with your hands. (Mixture will be very moist)
  9. Form into a 9- by 5-inch oval loaf in a lightly oiled 13- by 9- by 2-inch metal baking pan and brush meatloaf evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons ketchup. 
  10. Bake in middle of oven until thermometer inserted into meatloaf registers 170°F, 50 to 55 minutes.
  11. Let meatloaf stand 5 minutes before serving.


    1. Bake in middle of oven until thermometer inserted into meatloaf registers 190°F, 50 to 50 minutes
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