Savory Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Recipes.net Team
Recipes.net Team Published May 20, 2020

This is a great way to substitute ground turkey for ground beef, for those who prefer a lighter, lower-fat meat dish that is easier to digest. The toasted sesame oil and soy or tamari sauce give it the robust flavor of beef and the ground flaxseed adds fiber and Omega-3 without affecting the flavor or texture.

How To Make Savory Turkey Meatloaf

This extraordinary dish is a lighter and better alternative to beef but still delicious and juicy in flavor and texture.

  • 2 lb ground turkey (93/7 lean-to-fat ratio)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ¼ cup soy (or tamari sauce)
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¾ cup bread (or cracker crumbs)
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tbsp onion (rehydrated, dehydrated chopped )
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp savory
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Add cooking spray to the inside of a large loaf pan or glass baking pan.

  3. Rehydrate dehydrated onions by placing in a small bowl or ramekin and adding water just to the top of the onions.

  4. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  5. Add eggs, soy sauce, sesame oil, spices, onions, ½ can of tomato sauce (reserve the rest for topping), flaxseed and bread or cracker crumbs to a medium bowl and mix together thoroughly.

  6. Pre-mixing allows for even distribution throughout the meatloaf.

  7. Break up ground turkey in a larger bowl and combine with the other pre-mixed ingredients.

  8. Work together with hands or a large mixing spoon or a spatula until thoroughly blended.

  9. Using hands or large spatula, transfer the meatloaf mixture into the baking dish or large loaf pan.

  10. Use a spoon or spatula to shape and/or score the top of the loaf.

  11. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

  12. While baking, mix ketchup with the remaining tomato sauce.

  13. Remove meatloaf from the oven after 1 hour and remove the foil.

  14. Pour tomato sauce and ketchup mixture over the meatloaf and spread it to cover the top of the meatloaf evenly.

  15. Place the meatloaf back in the oven and bake uncovered for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.

  16. Remove from the oven after baking and let stand for 10 minutes before cutting/serving.

  17. This will keep for about a week in the refrigerator and makes great sandwiches as well as a light but hearty main course!

How To Make Savory Turkey Meatloaf

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This extraordinary dish is a lighter and better alternative to beef but still delicious and juicy in flavor and texture.

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground turkey, 93/7 lean-to-fat ratio
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ¼ cup soy , or tamari sauce
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¾ cup bread , or cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tbsp onion, rehydrated, dehydrated chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp savory
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Add cooking spray to the inside of a large loaf pan or glass baking pan.

  3. Rehydrate dehydrated onions by placing in a small bowl or ramekin and adding water just to the top of the onions.

  4. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  5. Add eggs, soy sauce, sesame oil, spices, onions, ½ can of tomato sauce (reserve the rest for topping), flaxseed and bread or cracker crumbs to a medium bowl and mix together thoroughly.

  6. Pre-mixing allows for even distribution throughout the meatloaf.

  7. Break up ground turkey in a larger bowl and combine with the other pre-mixed ingredients.

  8. Work together with hands or a large mixing spoon or a spatula until thoroughly blended.

  9. Using hands or large spatula, transfer the meatloaf mixture into the baking dish or large loaf pan.

  10. Use a spoon or spatula to shape and/or score the top of the loaf.

  11. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

  12. While baking, mix ketchup with the remaining tomato sauce.

  13. Remove meatloaf from the oven after 1 hour and remove the foil.

  14. Pour tomato sauce and ketchup mixture over the meatloaf and spread it to cover the top of the meatloaf evenly.

  15. Place the meatloaf back in the oven and bake uncovered for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.

  16. Remove from the oven after baking and let stand for 10 minutes before cutting/serving.

  17. This will keep for about a week in the refrigerator and makes great sandwiches as well as a light but hearty main course!

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 105mg
  • Calories: 349kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Cholesterol: 84mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 895mg
  • Protein: 42g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 1237mg
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Vitamin A: 870IU
  • Vitamin C: 6mg
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