I recently made my first ever Meatloaf. I was tidying my freezer and came across a pack of turkey mince and thought I’d use it to make a seasonal recipe.
I’ve never used turkey mince and didn’t really fancy making a bolognese or lasagna with it. I could have made burgers or meatballs but decided on a meatloaf. As it’s nearly Christmas I decided to add some sage and cranberry.
I was really pleased with the result, it was tasty and moist. Hubby thought so too and has already put in a request for me to make it again!
- Prep time – 10 mins
- Cooking time – 45 mins
- Serves 4.
- 500g pack of Turkey Mince
- 1 medium onion – minced or chopped finely
- 25g breadcrumbs (approx one slice of bread)
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 3 teaspoons cranberry sauce
- salt and pepper
- Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well with a fork.
- Place a large sheet of foil on the worktop and lightly oil it.
- Tip the mixture onto the foil and using clean hands form into a loaf shape.
- Fold up the sides of the foil and seal tightly.
- Transfer to a plate and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4.
- Transfer the meatloaf to an oven tray and bake for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes open the parcel and place back in the oven for a further 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
- Potato and vegetables with your choice of sauce or gravy.
- Stir fried vegetables and noodles.
- Rice and vegetables.
- Pasta with one of these – tomato and pepper sauce.or tomato sauce
- Divide the mixture into 4 and make burgers. (may make 6 depending on how big you want your burgers!)
- Take walnut size portions of the mixture and make into meatballs.
- Use pork mince in place of the turkey mince.
- Replace the sage and cranberry with chilli (either one fresh finely chopped, half teaspoon of flakes or powder).
- If using pork mince add half minced apple instead of the cranberry.
- Leave out sage and cranberry.
Hope you’ll give this a try – let me know what you think in the comments.