The BEST Turkey Meatloaf EVER!

There is just something about meatloaf that conjures up images home cooked hearty food, but if you're like me, all too often my meatloaf experiences are anything but enjoyable. I have tasted too many flavorless, overcooked, oniony meat-bricks to make a person want to give up on this entree, but when it is done right, this classic comfort food is DELICIOUS and healthy to boot.

So, as the saying goes, when you want something done right, do it yourself. That is exactly what I have done here with this savory and delectable take on the traditional meatloaf.

Spicy Rooster's Turkey Meatloaf

1 Medium Organic Carrot 

1 Large (or 2 small) Shallots (can substitute 1/2 small yellow onion)

4 Cloves Fresh Garlic

4 Tablespoons Olive Oil


2 Cups Ritz Crackers (You can substitute plain breadcrumbs or panko)

1/2 Cup Milk or ½ and ½

2 Large Organic Eggs

1/4 Cup Organic Ketchup

5 Dashes Tabasco


1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

2# Organic Ground Turkey

*Feel free to use conventional products instead of Organic, it wont effect the flavor profile*


Use food processor for Shallots, Garlic and peeled carrot (or finely dice). Saute shallots, garlic, and carrots until lightly brown (approx. 3-5 Minutes) Transfer to dish and let cool for 5 minutes. Mix all remaining ingredients and cooled shallots, garlic, and carrot. (Note: Your mix should be medium-soft if mix is too firm add a little more milk or ketchup.)

Form into 2 Loaves and place on parchment paper and pray with non-stick spray (or old restaurant trick place on sliced bread) also you can use bread pan using same method. 

Cook 2 loaves at 375° for 50 minutes or until internal temperature reaches a minimum of 165°

Delicious plain or with Glaze. If you want to use a meatloaf glaze then brush on after 40 minutes (or when meatloaf reaches 150°)


Easy Glaze:

2 Cups Ketchup

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Tablespoons Spicy Rooster Everything Spice

3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

Whisk and brush on meatloaf when it has about 10-15 minutes remaining.

**For a Cajun twist to the glaze, use Spicy Rooster Cajun Blend instead of Spicy Rooster Everything Blend.**

Mike Lutz