Smoked Turkey Meatloaf
Some home-cooking staples can be in your recipe box for life. Now and then, you might learn of a new recipe and sometimes try a variation. If you’re lucky that change may end up re-writing your recipe card.
I always loved my mom’s meatloaf – a traditional recipe using oats and tomato sauce. But in a search for lower calorie recipes, I came across a fantastic meatloaf made with turkey breast, salsa and Knorr’s Vegetable Soup Mix.
Over the years, I’ve adjusted the recipe to be one-third lean ground beef and replaced the ketchup with roasted garlic tomato sauce. It’s always delicious. Recently, I tried another twist – I smoked it instead of baking in the oven. It was phenomenal!
Try your own recipe on a smoker and see how you like it. Just smoke at 350 degrees, uncovered for 30 minutes, then covered until an internal thermometer reaches 160 degrees. It took longer – about 90 minutes to 2 hours – but it was worth the wait.
Below is the original turkey meatloaf recipe if you’re looking for a simple healthy but tasty homemade favorite.
- 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey breast
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup salsa
- 3/4 cup Old fashioned oats, uncooked
- 1 pkg. Knorr’s Vegetable Recipe Mix
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 cup ketchup
Directions1-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2-In a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, onion, egg whites, salsa, oats, soup mix, and black pepper.
3-press mixture into a 9X5 loaf pan and spread ketchup over the top.
4-Bake until meatloaf is no longer pink in the middle, about 60 minutes