Turkey meatloaf

Turkey meatloaf


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About this recipe: This turkey meatloaf is packed full of flavour and has a wonderful texture. Minced turkey is blended with quinoa and seasonings, then baked to perfection. Serve as a main course or use leftovers as a sandwich filler.


Serves: 5 

  • 4 tablespoons quinoa
  • 125ml water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • 570g minced turkey
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon water

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Bring the quinoa and water to the boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute; remove from heat to cool.
  4. Stir the turkey, cooked quinoa, onions, tomato puree, hot sauce, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire, egg, salt and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. The mixture will be very moist. Shape into a loaf on a foil lined baking tray. Combine the dark brown soft sugar, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Rub the paste over the top of the meatloaf.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the centre, about 50 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre should read at least 70 degrees C. Let the meatloaf cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Reviews (7)


i made this for the first time yesterday..really easy to make, but i did find it lacked a bit of zing..it was nice tho! today i made another one, but added more worcestersauce and more hot pepper sauce...i also let all the sauces marinate the meat in a bowl for 15 mins before i put it in the oven and it was much tastier! (but that is just personal choice for me!) - 25 Oct 2011


I added dry fried mushrooms,pepper and courgette and layered in the loaf tin between the meat mixture - 20 May 2012


I made this yesterday, absolutely superb, didn't fancy the topping, so just lined base of loaf tin with slices of bacon and used some chopped smoked bacon when cooking onions and garlic! whole family loved it . . superb cold with salad too! - 12 Apr 2015

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