It did not go well.
Then I suddenly remembered that Brooke made an awesome BBQ meatloaf (thanks to the Neelys!) for us a couple of years go and I went right to her blog to find the recipe.
This meatloaf was really full of flavor and satisfying. While the photos leave much to be desired, rest assured that this was a dinner of comfort.
- Pinch paprika
- Pinch sugar
- Pinch onion powder
- 1 teaspoon crab boil seasoning, (recommended: Old Bay)
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce, reserving 1/2 cup for the top
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped red onion
- 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 pounds lean ground turkey
- 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix BBQ seasoning, crab boil seasoning, soy sauce, beaten egg, 1 cup of the BBQ sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
In a saute pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Add onion, bell pepper, salt and pepper and garlic. Saute until tender. Remove from heat and add to wet mix.
Pour mixture into bowl with the ground turkey. Add bread crumbs and mix all together with your hands.
Transfer the meat mixture to a cookie sheet or baking pan. Using your hands, shape the meat into an oblong or rectangular shape. *Cook's Note: Alternately, you can pat the meat into a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan and pour 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce on the top of the loaf.
Bake for 35 minutes. Remove and add the reserved 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce to the top and continue to bake for 20 more minutes.