Monday, October 24, 2011

Turkey and Zucchini Meatloaf

I've tried several turkey meatloaf recipes but none of them has really interested me much... Not until I made this one. The peach and mustard glaze give this dish a sweet yet tart flavor, and the turkey meatloaf stays nice and moist with the addition of grated zucchini. This is definitely mew new go-to turkey meatloaf recipe, and you definitely can't beat that it's much healthier than its all-beef cousin.

Ingredients:
Meatloaf mixture

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup coarsely grated zucchini (I did a combination of grated carrots & zucchini)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-1/4# ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup dry seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 splashes Worcestershire sauce

Meatloaf Glaze

  • 1/4 cup peach preserves (or orange marmalade)
  • 4 tsp Dijon mustard

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a shallow-rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  2. In a small sautepan, add the oil. Once the oil is heated, add the chopped onion, grated zucchini and minced garlic. Saute until soft.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the sauteed mixture and remaining meatloaf ingredients and mix well. Shape mixture and place it on the coated baking sheet.
  4. Bake meatloaf for 45 minutes. While the meatloaf is baking, stir together the preserves and mustard in a small bowl.
  5. Remove from oven. Spread the glaze over the top of the meatloaf. Return to oven, and bake until thermometer inserted into the center registers at 165 degrees, about 20 minutes longer.
  6. Transfer meatloaf to a platter, and allow it to rest for 15 minutes to reabsorb all juices. Slice and serve.
Source: Adapted from Bon Appetit

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