Thursday, June 18, 2009


This is a very comforting and delicious recipe. I saw this "Meatloaf Throughdown" of Bobby Flay and decided to give it a try. The flavor is really good. I made a little variations for our family. So here is the complete recipe:


Salad oil
1 carrot, small to medium dice
2 stalks celery, small to medium dice
1 medium onion, small to medium dice
1 garlic clove, minced (*)
2 pounds ground turkey (*)
2 eggs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Dash hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Dash Balsamic Vinegar (*)
3 slices bread
1/2 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs


Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. (Original recipe calls for 375 degrees F)

In a medium-sized saute pan, put 2 dribbles of salad oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, celery, garlic and onions and saute, about 5 minutes. Put aside and let cool.

In large bowl put the carrot mixture, ground turkey and remaining ingredients, except for the bread, the bread crumbs and ketchup. Soak the bread in cold milk, then squeeze milk out (like a sponge) and drain it. Add to the ground beef and mix. (A stand mixer may help make it easier). Add the bread crumbs and mix. Roll into firm loaf, spread ketchup over the top, and place into preheated oven for approximately 45 to 55 minutes, or until cooked through. Take out and serve hot.

(*) Those ingredients I added to the recipe. I also substituted ground turkey for ground beef.

Source: Food Network --Courtesy of Collucci Bros.

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