Monday, March 17, 2014
Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf
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
1/4 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.