“This is the best meatloaf I’ve ever had!” is what Greg declared the other night at dinner when I served up this Garlic-Herb Turkey Meatloaf paired with Rosemary Mushroom Gravy. “It tastes like Salisbury steak,” he added (although neither the meatloaf nor the gravy contained any beef).
Aside from creating a delicious turkey substitution for a traditional beef dish, this recipe stands out for its combination of fresh herbs with one of my new favorite ingredients – roasted garlic seasoned bread crumbs (If your local grocery store does not carry this specific flavor, you can substitute with garlic and herb seasoned bread crumbs).
Seriously though, finding these bread crumbs made some of my dreams come true. And yes, I admit, I did eat a spoonful of them right out of the container. I just couldn’t help myself.
I first tried these roasted garlic bread crumbs at a recent cooking class Greg and I took at our local grocery store. Greg and I try to have a cooking class “date” as often as we can to keep up with current trends, meet new people who share a passion for food, and of course to spend time together doing what we love.
Needless to say, I bought those bread crumbs that night, right after the class. Although used during our cooking class for a beef sliders recipe, I knew I could use them for a variety of dishes, including this Garlic-Herb Turkey Meatloaf.
In addition to these awesome bread crumbs, this meatloaf features fresh parsley and oregano, onion, garlic Worcestershire sauce and Pecorino Romano cheese. It’s no secret that lower fat meats such as turkey and chicken are drier than beef, so using onion, which contains a lot of moisture, will help prevent your meatloaf from drying out. Another trick to keeping your turkey meatloaf moist is to add olive oil because it contains fat.
This meatloaf packs so much flavor, you won’t miss is beef counterpart. I promise you. Try it – you’re going to love it!
Serve with your favorite gravy or try with our Rosemary Mushroom Gravy for a perfect flavor combination.
- 1 lb. 93-94% lean ground turkey
- ¼ cup roasted garlic seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup Pecorino Romano cheese
- 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400º F.
- Place ground turkey in large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until evenly distributed.
- Bake uncovered in a greased meatloaf pan (or bread pan if you don't have a meatloaf pan) for 50-60 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165º F.
- Let stand 10-15 minutes before serving.