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BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

One of my dear son’s favorite foods is meatloaf.  I was going to make this brilliant analogy here about how meatloaf is like sex, better made at home than with strangers who put god knows what into the mix.  Then it hit me, it is also better when it comes from mom and the analogy threw up a little in my mouth.  So no, meatloaf is not like sex, or even slightly sexy.  Like mom, it is comforting but not always the one you want to be seen in public hugging.  The version I made this week was a turkey meatloaf…you carnivores can substitute beef, but turkey was on sale a $1 a pound.

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf


  • 1 1/2 pounds of lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • salt/pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375°.  In a large bowl, mix all ingredients just until thoroughly combined (don’t over mix!).  I use my hands, I hate getting stuff on my hands but it is the best way.  Place meat mixture in a loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour.  When using the ground turkey, remember that the internal temp needs to hit at least 160°.  Enjoy your not at all sexy, but comforting supper.