Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf

by Kelli H. on March 17, 2014

I don’t know what kind of weather you’ve been experiencing, but this week has been absolutely beautiful. I can’t say that I don’t enjoy the 70 and 80 degree weather, but let’s try to remember that it’s not even officially spring yet and here it is Sonoma County acting like it’s summer. It does make training for my 10k easy! I went ahead and signed up last Wednesday. I am nervous to say the least. I’ve been consistently running 3 miles at a time a few times a week with added strength training 2-3 times a week as well, but I’ve slacked on my longer runs. My goal for the next weekends before the race will be to get in some longer runs. I’m thinking I should maybe even run without my buddy Ryder. I love running with Ryder but he does slow me down and there’s always that dreaded poop he does. No one likes running with a bag full of dog poop, amiright?

Anyway, I didn’t really mean to go into talking about dog poop right before I introduce my absolute favorite meatloaf. What a nice transition…

David and I seriously love this meatloaf! Also, I wish meatloaf were known as something else. I just really don’t like the word “meatloaf”. Couldn’t it be called Turkey Casserole or Turkey Dinner or something…!! I don’t know! There’s just something about the word that makes me think of the 50’s and serving it with ketchup. Luckily, my meatloaves don’t need ketchup! This one has sooooo much flavor in it! It’s got a nice amount of heat from the 1/2 cup of hot sauce, but it’s also very moist from the milk, egg, celery, and gorgonzola crumbles.

This has already been made in our house 2 times in the last 3 weeks and it’s definitely going to be made once a month until we both get sick of it, which could take quite a while! Even in 70 degree weather I dig this dinner! There’s still time for you to make it before it gets too warm. If you’re a fan of buffalo chicken then this meal is for you. Feel free to switch out the turkey for chicken. It’s just a personal preference but I like ground turkey oven ground chicken.

Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf
Adapted from Mother Thyme

1.25 pounds ground turkey
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 celery rib, diced
1 cup panko
1/3 cup gorgonzola crumbles, plus 3 tablespoons
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Franks RedHot Wing Sauce, plus 3 tablespoons
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

2. In a large bowl add turkey, onion, celery, panko, and 1/3 cup gorgonzola.

3. In a small bowl mix together milk, 1/2 cup hot sauce, egg, dill, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour into the bowl of turkey. Gently mix together until everything is combined.

4. Place meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan and gently press down. Spoon remaining 3 tablespoons hot sauce over meatloaf and bake for 1 hour. Remove loaf from oven and sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons gorgonzola. Place back in oven and bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into.

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Becky @ Olives n Wine March 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

Lol, you crack me up! If Mitchell liked to run I think I’d still leave him at home for that exact same reason πŸ˜‰ And this is going on my meal plan for next week – holy deliciousness!! I love all things spicy and buffalo-y (word?! πŸ˜‰ ) and this fits the bill πŸ™‚


Made in Sonoma March 18, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Hope you enjoy it! It’s totally our favorite.


Sarah Cook March 18, 2014 at 4:54 pm

I agree, running with poop is not fun! lol
I can’t run with Coco because she stops every three seconds. It doesn’t make for good training!

Congrats on signing up for the 10k! It was pretty hot over the weekend but a cold front came in by us so I’m imagining it’s cooler by you too. Hopefully you’re able to enjoy it with a long run soon!


Janelle March 28, 2014 at 2:15 am

I made this tonight and this is seriously, my new favorite meatloaf. Yes, me who doesn’t like spicy! It is so moist and really easy to put together. I am definitely making this meal again, hopefully next week.


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