February 17, 2012

Turkey Meatloaf

So, every time (yes, EVERY TIME) we have a turkey recipe for dinner I sing Adam Sandler's Thanksgiving Song. So much so, that my 5 year old son knows the ((clean version)) lyrics and my 2 year old twins randomly spout off words from the song, too. Is it Thanksgiving time? No. Is it age-appropriate humor? Nope. However, the song has the word "turkey" in it, and that's what I cooked for dinner tonight--turkey--in meatloaf form. Pretty quirky, eh??? That's just how we roll at my house.

If your not familiar, here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving Song lyrics...

Turkey for me
Turkey for you
Let's eat the turkey
In my big brown shoe
Love to eat the turkey
At the table
I once saw a movie
With Betty Grable
Eat that turkey
All night long
Fifty million Elvis fans
Can't be wrong
Turkey lurkey doo and
Turkey lurkey dap
I eat that turkey
Then I take a nap

Haha! The "big brown shoe" line is our favorite. It always get's 'em giggling!

Some people leave their children riches, or some leave behind a spectacular accomplishment that helps humanity and elevates their respective family name...

That's not us.

Instead, I teach my children the Thanksgiving Song. Now that is what I call a family legacy to be proud of...you're welcome world!

Anyway, this was a great version of turkey meatloaf. Probably the best I've tried. If you like classic meatloaf, this is a basic turkey recipe that doesn't sacrifice on any of the flavors you've come to know and love through the original beef version. Yum!

Turkey Meatloaf
From: Food.com

2 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
1 cup onion , chopped
3 cloves garlic , minced
1 ¼ lbs ground turkey
½ cup breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)
1 egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
¾ cup ketchup
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

Melt butter in a skillet.

Cook onion and garlic in melted butter for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Place mixture in a large bowl to cool for 5 minutes.

Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1/4 cup of the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper with onion mixture.

Press meatloaf into an 8x4-inch loaf pan.

Spread remaining ketchup on top.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes.(Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees.) Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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