Uncle Tommys Nice n' Easy Turkey Meatloaf "Surprise"

Believe me; this moist and delicious recipe will wake up the taste buds of everyone 


I honestly can’t remember where I first found this recipe, but it never fails to satisfy. 

So, if you wanna try something easy and tasty on your family tomorrow, give it a whirl.

(Technically, it even counts as a good natured “prank” as I bet they won’t be able to tell it ain’t beef…)

Got your apron on?

Here goes…

Note: This is NOT my Meat Loaf. Uncle Tommy aint a photographer. Got this picture off the internet.. (And hey, here it is... back on the internet. How 'bout that?)

This recipe makes 6 servings

8 ounces
Mushrooms (Trimmed and Finely Chopped)
Medium Onion (Peeled and Finely Chopped)
Garlic Cloves (Minced)
3/4 tsp
Fine Sea Salt
1/2 tsp
Black Pepper
Worcestershire Sauce (If I had a secret ingredient, THIS would be it!)
Ketchup (Divided)
1 Cup
Breadcrumbs (I prefer Panko, but use what you got)
1/3 Cup
Large Eggs (Beaten)
1 1/4 Pound
Ground Turkey (Extra Lean, 92%)


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Lightly oil the baking sheet (Shelby says it’s a good idea…) 

  3. Grab a large onion. ‘Cause I don’t want large bits of onion in the meatloaf, I like chopping it into pretty small pieces. Heat a large pan and add a little oil and cook the onions until softened.

  4. While the onions sauté, finely mince some garlic. (Or grab 2 teaspoons of the stuff in the jar…)

  5. Now, move on to the mushrooms. Shelby recommends cleaning them with a damp paper towel (Btw, the mushrooms are really the *star* here. ‘Cause they’re the secret to delicious, moist turkey meatloaf). Anyways, chop ‘em into really tiny pieces either by hand or in a food processor. 

  6. Once your onions are softened, add the garlic and cook for a minute. 

  7. Now, throw in the chopped mushrooms along with some salt and some pepper. Now cook, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid from the mushrooms evaporate and they’re tender (I know this sounds strange, but I get a kick watching mushrooms shrink down in size…)

  8. Next: Transfer the onions and mushrooms to a bowl and add some Worcestershire sauce and some ketchup.

  9. Alright, we’re almost there. So now, watch one of my movies with Cheech for exactly 7 ½ minutes. (Gotcha!) All kidding aside… 

  10. Grab 1 cup or so of breadcrumbs. Cover them with some milk, and let it sit for about 5-minutes. In the meantime… 

  11. Crack a couple eggs into a bowl and whisk until blended.

  12. Now, add the milk, breadcrumbs and beaten eggs to your onions and mushrooms. Then mix really well. 

  13. Add the ground turkey, some salt, a little pepper and mix everything until combined (Btw, I like using Shelby’s hands for this…) 

  14. Form the mixture into an oval loaf in the middle of the prepared baking sheet from earlier. 

  15. Add some extra ketchup on top. Then use the back of a spoon to spread it evenly on top of the meatloaf. 

  16. Now, bake the meatloaf until it’s cooked through (Bake it at 400 degrees for about 50 minutes. It’s done when an internal thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meatloaf reads 170 degrees Fahrenheit…)

  17. Remove from the oven. Then add just a touch more ketchup on top.

Let your meatloaf stand for about 5 minutes. 

And then slice. 


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