Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf

Barbecue Turkey MeatloafI only recently embraced my adoration of meatloaf.  I think it has something to do with being gluten free.  I can’t have hamburgers any more and I miss them.  It just isn’t the same to put a freshly grilled meat patty between two slices of toast…though I do try.  They always fail to impress.  Instead, I have turned to meatloaves.Barbecue Turkey MeatloafI may or may not even be a little obsessed with them, to the point that my usually oblivious teenage son, The Thinker, remarked that we were having yet another meatloaf.  He said something about my being a food blogger and us not eating the same meal twice in one month.  I had to patiently explain to him that I hadn’t been blogging about them, but even if I were, there are oodles and oodles of variations on a meatloaf.  That sparked a brainstorming session at the dinner table where we came up with all sorts of fun ideas.  Stuffed meatloaf spawned mashed potato, macaroni and cheese or braciole meatloaf.  This barbecue meatloaf led to pizza, Italian, Mexican, and curry ideas.  I am even contemplating an enchilada meatloaf with tortilla chips.  Barbecue Turkey MeatloafAll of this is possible thanks to gluten free binders like gf oats, gf bread and even crushed rice chex.  I am SO grateful that there are options, because my hamburger withdrawal was getting pretty serious.  And no one likes a cranky cook.

Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf
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Ingredients
  • 3 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups oatmeal
  • ⅔ cups barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • ½ tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp rubbed sage
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients, except ⅓ cup barbecue sauce, in a large bowl.
  2. Mix them well (with hands or a spoon).
  3. Place in a greased 9X9 pan in a mounded loaf shape.
  4. Top with remaining ⅓ cup barbecue sauce.
  5. Bake at 350 for 90 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 F degrees.
Notes
Make sure you use gluten free oats and barbecue sauce if going for a gluten free dish.

 

6 thoughts on “Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf

  1. You’ve given me a huge meatloaf craving! I love how your turkey meatloaf doesn’t have all the grease that my mixed meat version does! Can’t wait to try it!

    1. I usually make meatloaf that is dripping with grease, but there was a sale on ground turkey that I could not pass up. I really liked not having to drain my meatloaf 😉

  2. I’m glad you have a good burger alternative! I too love meatloaf and I have never tried it with those gluten free ingredients. You know what? I’ll give it a try next time I make meatloaf!

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