For Valentine's Day dinner I decided it would be fun to make a heart shaped meatloaf dish to tie into the days theme. I searched and searched for a perfect recipe using turkey and I was not fond of any. I decided to throw together my own recipe after discovering what the base of the meatloaf needed to be. Here is the recipe I had in the end:
1.5 cups onions chopped
1/2 TBSP minced garlic
1 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp salt divided
1/2 tsp black pepper divided
1.5 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup ketchup divided
1 cup fine bread crumbs
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg lightly beaten
1 large egg white lightly beaten
1.5 pounds ground turkey
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a skillet warm the oil and cook the onions and garlic until onions are soft, about 2 minutes.
Add shredded carrots and cook another 2 minutes.
Add 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, Worcestershire sauce, parsley and 3 tablespoons Ketchup.
Pour vegetable mixture into a large bowl to cool.
In a small bowl stir together bread crumbs, milk and eggs (including the single egg white) then add to vegetables.
Add turkey, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper and mix well with your hands until all ingredients are incorporated.
Grease a pan well and add mixture. I used a heart shaped cake pan or you can use loaf pans, glass 13x9 pans and form them into a loaf shape.Brush loaf with remaining ketchup.
Bake in oven for 50 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the loaf reaches 170 degrees.
Our completed Valentine's Day Dinner
Scalloped Potatoes, salad and meatloaf.
And for dessert a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie made into a cookie sundae.