Sorry about yet another recipe. I am not planning on making this a cooking blog, but it is something I enjoy doing and this turkey loaf is so good, that I wanted to share it with everyone. This makes a large loaf, so you will have plenty of leftovers for sandwiches the next day (my favorite). The best part is that my girls love this and will often ask for seconds. Can't beat that!
Start out by finely chopping a large onion:
Heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add the onions along with 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme:
Saute until soft, but not browned:
Measure 3 oz of chicken broth and add enough worcestershire sauce to make 1/2 cup. Add 1 teaspoon of tomato paste and mix well. Then add the mixture to the onions:
Let this mixture cool.
Then take 2 1/2 pounds of ground turkey. I used half lean and half extra lean (trying to keep it healthy):
Add the onion mixture to the turkey along with 1 large egg and 3/4 cup of quick cooking oats (you can use bread crumbs instead, but I like oats better. Again, I'm trying to keep it healthy):
Shape into a loaf:
Now poor on the ketchup. I know it seems like a lot, but it tastes so good and the girls LOVE it this way:
Bake at 350 for about an hour (or until inside temperature reaches 160 degrees). It will come out of the oven looking like this:
I decided to make it into a Thanksgiving Day dinner (well, kind of) by adding sweet potatoes and green beans with roasted garlic: