Meatloaf Recipe With Stove Top Stuffing

Hey, hey! Delish Chef Millie Peartree here, ready to share one of my all-time favorite recipes with you. Today, we’re making a mouthwatering Southern meatloaf, but with a twist. Instead of the usual ground beef, we’ll be using lean ground turkey. Trust me, this meatloaf is incredibly special to me because it’s a recipe passed down from my mom, using simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Let’s get started, shall we?

Meatloaf Recipe With Stove Top Stuffing
Meatloaf Recipe With Stove Top Stuffing

A Twist on a Classic

Meatloaf doesn’t have to be boring, my friends. By swapping ground beef for lean ground turkey, we’re reducing the fat content without compromising on flavor. Plus, you can add a touch of sweetness by using purple onions. It’s a delightful twist that takes this meatloaf to the next level.

Seasoning is Everything

Forget just salt and pepper – true seasoning comes from an array of aromatic ingredients. I’m talking about peppers, onions, fresh herbs, and more. These additions give your meatloaf that extra burst of flavor. So, let’s chop up some onions, parsley, and peppers, and mix them with the ground turkey.

Creating the Perfect Blend

In a bowl, combine the lean ground turkey with the chopped onions, peppers, parsley, and a medley of seasonings. We’re talking season salt, dried thyme, paprika, onion and garlic powder, fresh cracked pepper, and even a bit of crushed crackers or breadcrumbs for added texture. Oh, and don’t forget the egg and a generous dollop of ketchup. Mix everything together until just combined – we don’t want to overdo it.

Into the Oven

Now, it’s time to mold our meatloaf. Lightly mist a loaf pan with spray and gently spread the mixture evenly throughout the pan. To elevate the flavors, let’s combine some barbecue sauce and ketchup and drizzle it over the top of the meatloaf. This will create a beautiful caramelization that you won’t be able to resist.

The Magic of the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and pop the meatloaf in for approximately an hour. As it bakes, the sugars in the sauce will caramelize, creating a tantalizing glaze. You’ll know it’s ready when the edges slightly pull away from the pan and the aroma fills your kitchen.

The Perfect Pairing

Get ready for a true culinary delight. Once the meatloaf is cooked to perfection, serve it alongside classic collard greens and creamy macaroni and cheese. The combination of tender meatloaf with the tanginess and sweetness of the barbecue sauce and ketchup is absolutely divine.

The Ultimate Meatloaf Experience

Take a bite and savor the explosion of flavors. You’ll taste the peppers, onions, and all the delightful seasonings we added. The meatloaf is incredibly moist, flavorful, and guilt-free, thanks to using lean ground turkey. It’s the epitome of comfort food done right.

Now that you know the juiciest secret to a phenomenal meatloaf, it’s time to gather your ingredients and create your very own masterpiece. Trust me, this recipe will become a staple in your household. Until next time, my friends, happy cooking!

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