Monday, October 5, 2009

Tasty Turkish Turkey Meatloaf

Friends for Dinner: Turkey Meatloaf, Parsley & Tomato Couscous, and a Trader Joe's Coastal Sauvignon Blanc (a recent fav)

I saw a recipe for Turkish Turkey Meatloaf in last week's Dining Section of the New York Times and could not resist. I've been dying to try a meatloaf recipe and this sounded scrumptious. It did not disappoint. While I will be quick to admit that the ingredients ALL came from Trader Joe's and not a local food source, many of the ingredients you could find locally. That's what I get for being in a rush...

If you are hesitant to try meatloaf at home because you think of it as dry, greasy, and generally unappetizing do not resist. This came out moist and delicious, even my meatloaf-averse companion asked for the recipe!

See the New York Times for the original recipe. Here are the few changes I made:
  • I added 1/3 C diced carrot (1 large carrot)
  • I replaced regular bread crumbs for the panko and skipped the toasting step (I just sprinkled the extra bread crumbs on top of the loaves (see next bullet) and drizzled with some olive oil)
  • Half the loaf I spread over two mini loaf pans and the other half I formed in aluminum foil in a glass cake pan to retain its shape
Great served with a side of couscous or naan ( can make your own...see my next post!)

Good luck and enjoy! Let me know what you think...