I never knew that I liked meatloaf until I tried this several years ago. I mean, really. Meat loaf? Loaf of meat? I understand its an accurate description of the dish, but it certainly could use a better name.
But never mind that. The most important thing about this dish is that kids like it too. Mine ate all of our leftovers. And I don’t share my leftovers, so that should tell you something.
It must be the sweet tomato sauce on top.
I bet my kids would eat anything as long as it was topped with that sauce.
I bet I would, too.
1 C. Ketchup
1/2 C. Brown Sugar, packed
1 T. Olive oil
1 C. Onion, diced
1 t. Garlic, minced
3/4 C. Carrot, grated
Pepper, to taste
Kosher salt, to taste
2 1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 C. Parsley, chopped
1 C. Bread Crumbs
1/3 C. Milk
1 Egg White
1 LB. Ground Turkey
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and 1 t. of the Worcestershire sauce. Set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a small skillet and saute the onion, garlic, and carrot until the onion and carrot are soft. Stir in the pepper, salt, and remaining 1 1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce and then transfer the mixture into a large bowl.
Pour the breadcrumbs, milk, and parsley into the bowl.
Add in the eggs, turkey, and 2 T. of the ketchup mixture. Mix everything together until well combined(I prefer to use my hands) and then transfer the mixture to a loaf pan, patting to smooth the top into a rounded loaf.
Pour 1/2 C.-3/4 C. of the remaining ketchup mixture on top of the turkey and spread evenly. I like to save a bit of the sauce to serve along side the meatloaf.
Bake 50-55 minutes.
Slice and serve.
Hide a few slices for yourself somewhere where the kids will never find it.