This is a delicious turkey meatloaf recipe which provides a healthy alternative to meatloaf made with ground beef. Turkey meatloaf has a lighter flavor, allowing the other flavors like garlic and onion to come through. For a great homecooked meal, this turkey meatloaf recipe fits the bill!
1 cup grated zucchini
2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon prepared mustard
3 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon thyme
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 1/2 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
2 pounds ground turkey
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. In a strainer placed over a medium bowl, combine zucchini and 1 teaspoon salt. Let stand for 30 minutes, then press as much liquid from the zucchini as possible.
3. In a mixing bowl, stir zucchini, onions, eggs, Worchestershire sauce, 1/4 cup of the ketchup, mustard, 1 tsp. salt, garlic, thyme, pepper and oregano.
4. Add the bread crumbs and ground turkey, mix well.
5. Place mixture into loaf pan, packing firmly. Brush remaining ketchup on top.
6. Bake turkey meatloaf for 1 hour, then cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
Can I Have My Kids Help Me With This Recipe?
Teaching your kids how to cook is essential. Cooking is a life skill, and every child will eventually need to learn how to do it. Is this recipe okay to make with your kids? Yes! To make the process simple, follow these tips:
Teach your kids kitchen safety. Before doing any amount of cooking with your children, they need to be taught kitchen safety. They need to know how to act around sharp objects and hot surfaces. Your kids should be taught not to run in the kitchen, as they could slip or trip and seriously injure themselves. They should know to avoid eating raw eggs, meat, and seafood, and should know how to wash their hands properly.
Make sure your kids practice good hygiene. Speaking of washing their hands, your kids need to practice good hygiene if they're going to be in the kitchen cooking with you. They should wash their hands with warm water and soap for at least thirty seconds before cooking. If they handle raw fish or meat, they should wash their hands immediately afterwards. Teach them to avoid putting their hands on their face or in their mouth when cooking.
Give them appropriate tasks. Not every child is going to be able to do the same thing when it comes to cooking. Some tasks are too complicated or dangerous for younger children. For example, only older children should be allowed to put the meatloaf in the oven. Younger kids can pour in pre-measured ingredients, help you stir, or help brush ketchup on top of the meatloaf.
Let them help you shop. Having your kids along at the grocery store can be helpful! Younger kids can help you put things on the conveyor belt at the cash register, while older kids can be sent to fetch certain ingredients. By letting them help you shop, they'll feel more involved in the cooking process. It can also be a good chance for them to practice their addition skills; you can have them help you add up the cost of the ingredients for the meatloaf.
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