I happen to love meatloaf, especially leftover meatloaf as I love to make a meatloaf sandwich with a little mayonnaise (yes I use mayonnaise for my meatloaf sandwich). Being Italian I grew up with my nonna (grandmother) making meatloaf with 3 different kinds of meat, beef, pork and veal and then my grandmother would stuff the meatloaf with deli meats and hard boiled eggs…it was a lot of work and to be honest I never really liked it.
I wanted to create my own recipes and have created some unique and some traditional recipes for meatloaf and I recognize I have not posted any of those recipes and I promise I will in the new year. This recipe I am doing today is not an original recipe of mine and it is a recipe that is great for someone who is a just learning to cook as it takes out the guess work of your ingredient lists.
I generally do not use prepackaged seasonings but I was asked by “Healthy Solutions” spice blends to try out a few of their favorite blends and the “Savory Meatloaf” was one of the blends that I wanted to try. The savory meatloaf blend and it really does simplify the ease in ingredients. I opened the product and I really liked the flavors of the spices. In reading the ingredient list, it has everything needed from onion, salt, garlic, parsley, and other spices. I followed the recipe on the back of the package as I wanted to write this post for the “beginner” cook and also because it was such a super easy recipe.
I really did follow the recipe with the only change being that I used turkey instead of beef and I cut the recipe in half as it is only me around the house this weekend and it didn’t make sense in doing 2 pounds of meat. In writing up the recipe below, I will include the original recipe.
I put my turkey in a bowl
I added my ingredients
and I mixed it all together
and shaped it into the traditional meatloaf shape, again, I only used 1 pound of meat so that is why it is on the small side
I baked it for 40 minutes, in cooking with turkey you will not see a lot of fat running off, so that is why I like turkey instead of beef
I sliced into it and i have to say it was very moist
Again, I do not tend to use a pre seasoning for cooking as I really like to use the ingredients I think will work for a recipe, however, I found this spice blend to be a great flavoring and it is the perfect blend for someone who is new to cooking or does not have time to fuss with ingredients.
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