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Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf

I absolutely hated meatloaf growing up. Hated it. So when we decided to try this recipe the other day I was a little apprehensive. All I can say is “Wow.” This is not my mother’s meatloaf.

*We substituted turkey for beef.

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey (Butterball 93% fat free is good)
  • 1 slice bread (broken or chopped finely)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped & sauteed with 1 teaspoon of minced garlic & tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons of Kansas City Gates Sweet & Mild BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed firm
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  1. Meatloaf: Combine meat loaf ingredients and place into a loaf baking dish.
  2. Smooth out top.
  3. Sauce: Combine sauce ingredients and pour on top and sides of meatloaf.
  4. Bake at 350°F about 1 hour 20 minutes or until done.


***The sauce is really, really good. A tangy barbeque sauce, really. A second batch of sauce served hot is good to serve with the meatloaf.