I was recently flipping through my first recipe book I created nearly twenty years ago. It was fun looking back to see what recipes I was starting to gather. The pages are filled with torn magazine clippings and many recipe cards from my mom. One recipe I stumbled on was her recipe for meatloaf. I took that special recipe for my moms meatloaf, tweaked it just slightly and created a delicious turkey meatloaf that is full of flavor.
I love cooking with turkey. Comparably lean ground turkey is very similar in calories and fat than lean ground beef such as sirloin, but if you compare ground turkey to a 80/20 ground beef well, ground turkey is definitely a better choice. After adding spices and seasonings to ground turkey as you would to ground beef the end results are very similar. If you have never cooked with ground turkey before I definitely encourage you to give it a try. Cooked the right way can make for a variety of delicious dishes. I use ground turkey in everything from turkey burgers to meatballs and even in tacos.
I don’t just lean towards cooking with ground turkey because it is lower in fat, even though that is one of the reasons. I also prefer the flavor of it.
Using ground turkey in this recipe makes for a moist and delicious turkey meatloaf that is Mr. Mother Thyme (aka Mr. Meat and Potatoes) approved.