Tuesday, February 2, 2010

More Meatloaf!

Been making plenty of comfort food lately and this is one from way back when Sara Moulton had her show, Cooking Live, on the Food Network. Turkey meatloaf. A bit on the sweet side, it's really moist and has a lot of flavor. Served it with Mashed Potatoes and Green Bean Almondine. I like saying that for some reason. Maybe because it rhymes? Green Bean Almondine.


Turkey Meatloaf with Cranberry Glaze
Source: Cooking Live with Sara Moulton, Food Network
Printable Recipe

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup mashed jellied cranberry sauce (canned)
2 pounds ground turkey
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup bread crumbs
3 eggs -- lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup diced red onions
1/2 cup chicken broth -- (just enough to moisten)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For the glaze, spread the brown sugar over the bottom of a greased loaf pan and spread the cranberry sauce over the sugar. In a large bowl mix all the remaining ingredients until well incorporated.

Form the meat mixture into the loaf pan, laying out over the cranberry glaze. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

Green Beans Almondine
Printable Recipe

1 lb. string beans
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons slivered almonds
1 small shallot, finely chopped

Steam the green beans. Drain; let cool in a large bowl of ice water. Drain; pat dry, and set aside.

Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the almonds and saute in the butter until lightly browned; being careful not to burn them. Add the shallots and saute until they are translucent, about a minute.

Add the beans to the pan with the almonds and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper before serving.


  1. I haven't watched Sara Moulton in ages. Forgot she was even on...it must be a time when I don't usually have the TV on.
    This is such a nice basic recipe and frankly, I like the cranberry sauce/brown sugar mixture with it!

  2. To me, meatloaf isn't made with turkey...anyone that knows me, knows I do not do turkey, ever! But the green beans almondine, I would do gladly.

  3. I will have the turkey loaf and you can have my green beans, Mimi, LOL, what a team!

    One of my favorite recipes - in my files its called Dishes Turkey Loaf.

  4. I'd try it..never had it...
    Looks good, Carol..

  5. Living in the land of beef I've never had turkey meatloaf but this one does look like one I would eat. The cranberry sauce sounds wonderful with it.

  6. I really miss seeing Sara on TV and have enjoyed her recipes and I will copy this one as we are all fans of meatloaf at our home. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Turkey meat loaf, a healthy version :)

  8. Carol, definitely looks like comfort food to me ... healthy and tasty.

    We've always enjoyed watching Sara Moulton; she's so knowledgeable and has great recipes. I cannot remember the last time we had meatloaf, however we do occasionally have meatloaf stuffed peppers. Green beans are regularly on the menu here and almondine are a favorite.

  9. We haven't had meatloaf in ages either. What a wonderful-looking plate of food!

  10. This is one dish that is awesome for the Thanksgiving left-over. I will surely try this next time. Thanks for sharing.


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