I was reading the Better Homes and Gardens Mexican Weeknight Easy magazine and came upon a cool Tortas Hamburguesas recipe. I liked the bacon/onion technique used in the recipe. So I decided to incorporate the technique into an easy turkey meat loaf recipe. You will love my super easy recipe for Bacon Infused Turkey Meat Loaf; cuz how can you go wrong with bacon.
Recipe Serves 4
1 and 1/4 lb lean ground turkey.
4 thick cut slices of bacon – chopped into small pieces.
1 egg – beaten.
3/4 cup bread crumbs.
1/2 cup onion – diced.
2 cloves garlic – minced.
1/4 tsp salt.
1/4 tsp dried sage.
1/4 tsp pepper.
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce.
1 tablespoon ketchup.
1 tablespoon, or less, butter.
Melt butter in fry pan on low heat and then add onion. Saute a minute and then add garlic, and then the chopped up bacon bits. Raise heat medium high, add 1 Tbsp of ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce, stir and cook until bacon is cooked but not hard. Remove from heat and cool.
To a large pot add: ground turkey. bread crumbs, sage, pepper, salt, and the egg. Mix contents by hand. Then add the onion/bacon mixture and mix by hand.
Place the ground turkey mixture in a baking pan, pat it down a little to get rid of any internal voids, and then spread BBQ sauce over the top. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F for one hour and ten minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees. When fully cooked let the meat loaf rest on the counter a few minutes before removing from baking pan.
Serve the meal with a side of potatoes, rice, or pasta with butter and garlic sauce.
And that’s all there is to making my Bacon Infused Turkey Meat Loaf.
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