2.07.2012

found: turkey meatloaf recipe.

If this was not your mom's french onion dip, this is your mom's meatloaf, with ground turkey, if that's your thing. It's a quick make - try 8 minutes or less, including onion chopping - with very few ingredients, compared to some other meatloaf recipes out there, and it really does taste just like my mom's... with a crisp crunch from some warmed onion, a kick from the horseradish and such good flavor from the combo of spices.
Appropriately named Mom's Meatloaf, my mom turned me onto this recipe, from a Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives stop at the South Side Soda Shop and Diner in Goshen, Indiana. Following her lead, I subbed out the ground beef with ground turkey, and instead of baking it in a loaf pan, she suggested forming the meat mixture into a loaf in a big baking dish. It forms a nice crust, and this way, you can avoid most of the grease puddles.

Mom's Meatloaf from Charity Boyd of the South Side Soda Shop and Diner, via Diners Drive-Ins and Dives
Serves 4

1 egg*
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 onion, very finely chopped
1 pound ground beef (or turkey*)
3/4 cup bread crumbs
3/4 cup ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together egg, 3 tablespoons water, the Worcestershire, horseradish, mustard, salt, pepper and onion. Add the beef/turkey and bread crumbs and use your hands to quickly and thoroughly combine. Gently press the mixture into a 1.5-quart glass loaf pan, or with your hands, form a loaf in a baking dish (lined with foil for uber easy clean-up). Spread ketchup over the top and bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

*If you use ground turkey, like I did, you might consider using an egg-and-a-half. We can all agree that ground turkey can be miserably dry, and I think the extra egg helps provide some much-needed moisture (thank my mom for that tip). I also cooked the loaf for closer to 60 minutes, about 10 more than suggested. To be sure it's done: the recommended internal temp for cooked ground turkey is 160 to 165 degrees, depending on who you ask.

2 comments:

Karen said...

Alison,
I'm so glad you posted this recipe. Your mom told me about it and raved about how delicious it is...it's hubby's favorite meal.
Thanks,
Karen

Dana said...

This sounds SO similar to TBC's, but a touch faster :) Her turkey meatloaf is amazing and I toss a packet of powdered ranch dip into the mixture - A-mazing...husband polishes it off every time. I'm going to try this one too!!!