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Okay, you could go with the standard turkey recipes for roast turkey and the mashed potatoes and all the trimmings. Year after year that can get pretty boring for you and your guests. Though, you know you want to keep that traditional turkey on the table, you don’t know if you can get excited for the same old, same old again this year. Why do you feel you have too? You don’t! Try putting a fun twist on the traditional Roast Turkey this year with a few more unique turkey recipes on the table.
This Turkey Meatloaf recipe is absolutely tasty and not difficult to make up. It’s not beef, but the flavors are so good with real turkey gravy on top that your guests are bound to be pleased. Just make sure you get a good grade of ground turkey to make this meatloaf. Go to a deli or the meat counter if you have to!
Roast Turkey Meatloaf
1 diced onion
1 garlic cloves lightly minced
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 tomatoes, peeled and seeded and chopped
½ tsp. crumbled dried oregano
½ tsp. crumbled dried basil
¼ cup dry red wine
1 chopped large green bell pepper
1 zucchini, scrubbed and trimmed and chopped
1 cup fresh chopped parsley leaves
6 fresh chopped basil leaves
2 lbs. ground turkey
1 ½ cups fresh bread crumbs
1 tsp. white pepper
1 large whole egg, beaten lightly
2 large egg whites, beaten lightly
1. In a medium saucepan cook half of the onion and the garlic in the oil over moderately low heat, stirring, until the onion is softened. Add to this the tomatoes, oregano, basil and wine. Simmer the tomato sauce, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
2. Chop the remaining onion with bell pepper and zucchini into a fine mixture. You may use a food processor to do this. Combine in a large bowl the chopped vegetables with the tomato sauce, parsley, fresh basil, turkey, bread crumbs, white pepper, whole egg, egg whites and salt to taste.
3. Divide the turkey mixture between two loaf pans that are sized 8 ½ inches by 4 ½ inches by 2 ½ inches. Bake the turkey loaves in a pre-heated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Serves 8 to 10 people.
Make up a quick turkey gravy or a brown gravy from a gravy packet and mix with a small amount of the turkey drippings from when you browned the turkey for a nice dressing. Whatever you do, don’t put ketchup on this masterful main dish! It is not your average meat loaf and just ketchup won’t do.
On the other hand this recipe makes cooking a turkey for the holidays a whole lot easier and you don’t have to worry about the hassle of dealing with a whole turkey for the holiday meal. Two pounds of ground turkey and a couple hours in, are all you need for a great dinner that’s just fabulous. Don’t let your guests eat the same old, same old. Give them one of many unique turkey recipes for the holidays.