I love turkey, I love meatloaf, put ’em together and you get turkey meatloaf. It’s a basic comfort food that you really can’t mess up. I’ve experimented with so many different ingredients and flavor combinations in my turkey meatloaf and they all taste yummy and come out super moist. I wanted a nice spring dish with apples and onions, mainly because I had some beautiful Granny Smith apples that needed to be used. This meatloaf did not disappoint.
I served it with some roasted broccoli and some whole wheat cous with blue cheese and olives.
- ½ medium yellow onion (or 1 small) - diced
- ½ of a large granny smith apple - diced
- 1 large clove garlic - minced
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ½ cup applesauce
- ½ cup whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tsp worstcheshire sauce
- 1½ tsp poultry seasoning
- Balsamic Vinegar for glazing
- Place the applesauce into a fine mesh sieve/strainer and drain for 15 minutes to remove the excess water. Discard the water.
- Sautee the onion, apple and garlic in 1 Tbsp oil over medium heat until apples begin to soften and the onions become translucent, approximately 8 minutes. Allow them to cool.
- Mix all ingredients, including the apple and onion mixture in a large bowl with your hands until combined well. Place the mixture into a glass loaf pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Generously glaze the top of the meat loaf with balsamic vinegar.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes.
- The top will brown up and form a nice crust with the meat being very tender.