What makes a good meatloaf? It has to be well seasoned, moist and not too dense. What makes a great meatloaf? A flavorful, consistent personality and a tenderness equal to the best authentic meatball you've had. This is a great meatloaf for all those reasons and more! Try it and you'll be hooked. Grandma promises.
Grandma's Turkey Meatloaf
Makes one large loaf
2 lbs ground dark meat turkey*
1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
2 Tablespoons grated parmesan
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, finely diced
3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs**
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
2 Tablespoons milk
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Gently mix all ingredients together. Do not over mix or handle more than necessary, as this can make ground meat tough.
3. Pat into a large greased loaf pan. Bake in oven for 50 minutes.
Serve alongside some mashed potatoes or a salad.
*if you can't find dark meat, try to get the ground turkey with the highest fat content
**I had leftover sourdough baguette, so I made my own breadcrumbs using that. I highly recommend making your own fresh breadcrumbs.