Can’t Wait for Thanksgiving, Turkey Meatloaf
Serving Size: Serves 6
2 cups coarsely crushed Croutons
2 cups (reserve 1 cup for gravy) chicken broth
1 cup chopped celery
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 lb (reserve 1/4 lb for gravy) lean pork breakfast sausage
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 Tablespoons flour (for gravy)
salt and pepper to taste
Adapted From: Oliva’s Crouton Company
This is a yummy, moist meatloaf that reminds me of the flavors of Thanksgiving, a combination of turkey and stuffing wrapped into one. Enjoy!
Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl, mix stuffing and 1 cup chicken broth. While stuffing is soaking, prepare onion, celery, and add to stuffing mix along with ground turkey and ¾ pound lean pork sausage, eggs, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Combine ingredients, but do not over-mix.
Place meatloaf mixture into a large loaf pan or hand form into a loaf shape on a cookie sheet. Bake for 60 minutes or until center of meatloaf reaches a temperature of 155F. Prepare gravy in a 12 fry pan over medium heat. Saute remaining ¼ pound of sausage and ½ cup of onion until tender. If your sausage is very lean you will need to add 1 tablespoon of butter. Add flour and stir until combined. Add remaining chicken broth and simmer stirring frequently until gravy has thickened. Adjust thickness by adding sifted flour or chicken broth if necessary. Salt and pepper to taste.
When meatloaf has baked for about 40 minutes, add gravy to the top and finish baking, approximately 20 minutes.