I was actually in the mood for something hearty this weekend as the weather started to cool down (even though I am in total denial about summer ending). So, I decided to make turkey meatloaf, and add the heartiness of bacon to it. It was delicious! I know that meatloaf has a bad reputation, but this turned out really well. It is pretty healthy with the turkey meat, and the bacon added some flavor. I will definitely make it again. You could even make meatballs out of it if you wanted to.
Bacon and Onion Meatloaf
- 1 lb. ground turkey (or beef if you prefer)
- one half of an onion, finely chopped
- 7 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces (I use kitchen scissors)
- one half cup gluten free bread crumbs
- 1 egg and 1 egg white
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. chopped garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 tbsp. ketchup
- 2 tbsp. honey
- In a large bowl, combine the turkey, onion, bacon, bread crumbs, eggs, paprika, cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to combine the mixture, but don’t handle it too much or make it too dense by squeezing too hard.
- Once combined, form it into a loaf shape.
- Place the loaf into a shallow and greased pan.
- Put the pan and loaf into the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 65 minutes. Halfway through baking, about 30 minutes in, drizzle the honey and ketchup on top of the loaf.
- When cooked, take the pan out of the oven and let it sit for about 5-7 minutes.
- Cut into slices and serve hot.
Happy Allergy Free Eating!