Hoisin Glazed Turkey Meatloaf

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There is very little prep work with meatloaf. Isn’t that the fun of it? You throw a few things in a bowl and get your hands dirty. I was playing around with replacing bread and breadcrumbs in my meatloaf and wanted a nutritional boost. Cooking the vegetables first, added greater flavor. This is one of many meatloaf recipes I use, and if you’re tired of the same old, you might like this one. 

Hoisin Glazed Turkey Meatloaf

Ingredients

  • Two pounds Ground Turkey
  • Two cup Rolled Oats
  • One large Onion, diced
  • Two Carrots, chopped
  • Two stalks Celery, chopped
  • Three Garlic Cloves
  • Three Eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup of Smoked Soy Sauce (regular, or low sodium, soy sauce can be substituted)
  • 1/3 cup of Hoisin Sauce
  • Plus, an additional 4 tablespoons of Hoisin Sauce to glaze the top of your loaf. 
  • Black Pepper to taste.

Instructions

  1. Do a bit of prep before you combine your mixture: chop and dice the vegetables, crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them, have your Hoisin and Smoked Soy sauces on your counter.
  2. You will need a food processor to grind up the oats, but if you have a powerful blender that might work, too. Take the rolled oats and place them in your processor, turn it on until the oats are powder-like. It will still have some texture after 40 seconds, which I like and used that in my recipe. If you want a smooth flour, simply pulse until you get the texture you prefer.
  3. Remove the oats and place them in your mixing bowl with the ground turkey, eggs, smoked soy and hoisin sauces. 
  4. Place the carrot, garlic, onion and celery in the food processor and pulse until finely chopped. You needn’t make it paste but break it down, so it would mix in easily. If you prefer, you can mince the vegetables by hand, but since I already have the food processor out, I’m put it to work.
  5. Place the vegetables in a pan, with a tablespoon of oil, and sauté until soft and lightly brown. Add them to the bowl.
  6. Mix all your ingredients until completely combined. Pat into your baking dish so the top is smooth. I use a sheet pan as often as I use a loaf pan, and either work well.
  7. Take the remaining 4 tablespoons of Hoisin sauce and spread over the top, before placing in a preheated 400-degree oven. Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is browned and the loaf pulls away from the side of the pan.

Notes

This makes a moist loaf, and it is great to freeze in individual slices for fast dinners or lunches. I have also used this recipe for baked meatballs and they come out great!

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