modified from Pat and Gina Neely's recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/neelys/bbq-turkey-meatloaf-recipe/index.html
20 oz of lean ground turkey
1 tsp BBQ seasoning (I used Dinasaur BBQ Cajun Seasoning - a famous BBQ joint based in Syracuse, NY but any should work)
1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1 T plus 1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp worchestershire sauce
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce, plus 3 T for the top while baking (there is a recipe for homemade BBQ sauce in the link above, but I just used the store bought kind I found on sale)
1/2 cup of bread crumbs (I used seasoned breadcrumbs because that's what I had)
1 T olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
Meanwhile, in a pan over medium-high heat, saute the onion in olive oil until translucent. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
In a large bowl, combine the BBQ seasoning, Old Bay, soy sauce, worchestershire, egg, and BBQ sauce until well incorporated. Add the cooled onion/garlic mixture, the turkey, and the bread crumbs. Mix with your hands (we used rubber gloves) until combined. My toddler loved this part! He got to "squish it together".
|I forgot to take pictures of the steps in between, so this shot captured the layer of flavors under the turkey : the "sauce" and onion/garlic mixture.|
|Ready to "squish" the ingredients together :)|
|Ready for the oven! We prepared our meatloaf while the baby was napping and placed it in the refrigerator until about 30 minutes before baking time. I didn't want to pan to be ice cold before going into the oven.|
|And the finished meatloaf - smells awesome! If your family likes BBQ and likes meatloaf then you will LOVE this recipe.|
Sweet Potato "Fries"
4 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into desired french fry shape
2-4 T of olive oil
1/2 tsp of salt or more to taste
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Toss the potatoes with olive oil an salt. Lay them onto the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes or until tender (depending on how thick your "Fries" are) and turn them half way through the cooking time. Enjoy!
|And after. Yummy!|