After I had my kids dinner on their plates and handed them their plates, my teenager asked me a question.
Teen "Mom? What's in meatloaf? I probably don't want to know, but I promise I'll still eat it."
Me (giving him a strange look) "Ground meat like beef or turkey, eggs, spices, sometimes oats or bread crumbs."
Teen "Oh, really!?! I heard it was nasty leftover stuff they couldn't make anything else out of. I'm glad I can still like it."
Hmmm. I knew meatloaf had a bit of a bad reputation, but didn't know why. I guess I do now. Thanks to my sweet teenager (is that an oxymoron?). It's amazing the things I learn from my kids. Most of which I wish I didn't learn....
3 pounds ground turkey
1 large onion, diced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon basil
Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Shape into a loaf on a foil lined and greased baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes.
Recipe from The Royal Cook - an original!