Turkey Meatloaf from Barefoot Contessa Cookbook- A Perfect Healthy Delight for Your Family
Meatloaf is a dish that never goes out of fashion. It is one of those comfort foods that we all grew up with but it is now time to try something different. Barefoot Contessa’s Turkey Meatloaf is the perfect healthy delight for your family. It is easy to make and packed with flavor. In this article, I will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to cook this delicious meal, along with some tips for success.
-2 cups chopped yellow onion (2 onions)
-4 tbsp. unsalted butter
-2 teaspoons kosher salt
-1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
-1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (1/2 teaspoon dried)
-1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
-3/4 cup chicken stock
-1.5 tablespoons tomato paste
-2.5 pounds ground turkey breast
-1.5 cups fresh bread crumbs (5 slices of bread)
-2 extra-large eggs, beaten
-3/4 cup canned cranberry sauce
1. Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
2. Melt the butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onions, salt, and pepper and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Add the thyme, Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, and the onion mixture. Using your hands, mix all of the ingredients until well combined.
4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared sheet pan and form into a loaf shape. Spread the cranberry sauce on top of the meatloaf
5. Bake for 1.5 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
6. Let the meatloaf rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Tips for Success
– Ground turkey breast can dry out easily, so be sure not to overcook the meatloaf.
– Use parchment paper to line the sheet pan to prevent the meatloaf from sticking.
– If you don’t have fresh bread crumbs, you can use store-bought bread crumbs or make your own by pulsing bread slices in a food processor.
– Cranberry sauce provides a tangy flavor and balances the savory meatloaf. You can substitute it with ketchup or another sweet sauce if you prefer.
– Use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of the meatloaf. It should be 160 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure it is cooked completely.
Barefoot Contessa’s Turkey Meatloaf is the perfect healthy and delicious comfort food for family dinners. Following the recipe directions above, you can make this delicious meal quickly and easily. Be sure to keep the tips above in mind for a successful and flavorful outcome. Enjoy!
-Preheat your oven and line the sheet pan with parchment paper.
-Melt butter in a pan, add onions, salt, and pepper, and cook until translucent.
-Add thyme, Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste and simmer for 5 min.
-In a mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, and onion mixture.
-Transfer to the prepared sheet pan and form into a loaf shape.
-Spread cranberry sauce on top of the meatloaf and bake for 1.5 hours.
-Rest for 10-15 min before slicing and serving.