My Mom was a simple cook. She had a handful of recipes that she rotated through and cooked on a regular bases. Although these recipes were simple and basic and we ate them all the time growing up, I still crave these home cooked classics. One meal my Mom always made was meatloaf. The recipe she used was from one of the older versions of the Betty Crocker cookbook she got while in college. It used oatmeal and dried onion flakes. And us kids always covered ours in ketchup. ; ) But we loved it!
This BBQ version is a nice change for these modern times! LOL! It uses the BBQ sauce and seasoning I shared yesterday which gives this meatloaf a tangy and smokey flavor. It is moist and meaty. And Mom, while yours is good and all I knew for years, this BBQ version is nothing like the one you used to make. : D
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hr 10 minutes Serves: 6 to 8 servings
1 tablespoon BBQ Seasoning
1 teaspoon season salt
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups BBQ Sauce, reserving 1/2 cup for the top
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
3 slices bread
1/4 cup beef broth
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix BBQ seasoning, season salt, mustard, parsley, ground cumin, black pepper, beaten egg, 1 cup of the BBQ sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
In a saute pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Add onion and garlic. Saute until tender. Remove from heat and add to wet mix.
Pour mixture into bowl with the ground turkey.
Crumble bread and pour the beef stock over it. Add bread to turkey mixture 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.
recipe adapted from Down Home with the Neelys : A Southern Family Cookbook