Spicy Turkey Meat Loaf with Ketchup Topping

  • erin7382 Posted: 03/14/10
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    Delicious meatloaf! This is now part of my regular cooking rotation. I left out the mushrooms, and the loaf was still moist. I also added 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce for extra kick and flavor. Good idea! I serve with blanched asparagus with just salt, pepper, and lemon. Everyone fights for the left overs at my house!

  • Susie1 Posted: 10/15/09
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    This was very good! Moist and tasty. My Husband liked it too. A keeper. Mine took longer to cook to 160. More like 1 hour and 10min.

  • Namaste Posted: 10/01/09
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    This meatloaf was so moist that it will certainly go in the rotation. For people not wild about mushrooms, this doesn't taste like mushrooms. They melt into the meat and make it juicy. I added sriracha to the ketchup topping, too, because I like spicy food. I doubled the recipe and froze 2; when it was time for a weeknight meal, I just doubled the cooking time in the recipe and it turned out really well. Served with Simply Potatoes Mashed Potatoes. Loved it!

  • AmiNan Posted: 10/07/09
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    This came out great, nice and moist and very tasty. I didn't make any changes to the recipe at all. Will keep this in the rotation, especially now that the weather is getting colder.

  • kcnkate Posted: 10/25/09
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    Zesty, spicy, and delicious! I used regular ground turkey instead of turkey breast for added flavor and diced whole mushrooms for a different texture and it was so good! Don't skip the ketchup topping.

  • SnickelFritz Posted: 11/10/09
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    This meat loaf is awesome! My favorite part is the mushrooms. I made the recipe as directed with one exception, I used ground turkey instead of ground turkey breast. This made the loaf moist but it still came out wonderful! My husband was wanting more sauce so next time I will prepare more sauce to serve on the side for him. This recipe will go into heavy rotation in our family. Served with a baked potato and green beans.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 10/12/09
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    This is the tastiest meatloaf I've ever had, and that includes all-beef ones. It's so moist and flavorful! I followed the recipe exactly except that I cut it in half (only two of us) and used chopped baby portabella mushrooms. It did take 1 hour to cook, and I roasted some red potatoes and steamed green beans on the side. I really would not change a thing!

  • Jessie123 Posted: 11/08/09
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    Great meatloaf. Took about 15 extra minutes for our to cook to 160. First meatloaf I've liked because of the yummy veggies in it.

  • Chiccook Posted: 11/30/09
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    I made this recipe exactly as it's written and it was awesome. My family loved it. Some other reviews talk about too much liquid. I didn't have that problem. If you stir the mushroom mixture often it will give up moisture. So only stir a couple of times.

  • fishies3 Posted: 11/18/09
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    Hands down the best meatloaf I have ever had. I take liberty with the ketchup topping and add way more dry mustard and some siracha. I just LOVE this recipe and have already given it to many friends. When I saute the mushrooms and onions there is always some liquid that I spoon out. This time I just kept the liquid and didnt add any chicken broth. Worked great!

  • klewis4509 Posted: 11/25/09
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    This is my new go-to meatloaf recipe. It is outstanding! I omitted the hot sauce in order to get my children to eat it, and it is fine without.

  • Saecca Posted: 10/19/09
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    Such a great change from the typical meatloaf recipe. I added too much nutmeg, so the sauce was a bit earthy. The loaf came out moist and great. I didn't have any problems with the cooking time. I served it with steamed broccoli spears and packaged mash potatoes. Very yummy!

  • Marcianno Posted: 11/02/09
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    This was a terrific recipe! Very flavorful. I did not have mushrooms available, so I added Trader Joe's Roasted Red Bell Peppers to the mixture. I also needed to cook the meatloaf longer, as noted by another reviewer. You won't be disappointed.

  • ChefAmandaLynn Posted: 10/31/10
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    Best turkey meatloaf ever, however I made it exactly as directed and I didn't think it was spicy at all, I might add some siracha to the topping next time.

  • Ramonalite Posted: 01/09/10
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    It's GREAT! Make it often. I follow the recipe exactly - thanks for sharing it with us.

  • bajamom Posted: 10/05/09
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    My husband said this was best meatloaf I had ever made (always made his mom's recipe before) - had to cook 15 min longer then suggested but was great!! Definite keeper!

  • GSolomon Posted: 11/16/09
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    THE best turkey meatloaf I have ever eaten! I did not use the broth and I probably added more onions & garlic than the recipe calls for (love both), but wow did it have a lot of flavor!!! Bravo for this recipe.... I will use it again & again. (My picky son even loved it...)

  • Leigh46 Posted: 09/29/09
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    We all loved this moist, flavorful meatloaf. It is definitely added to our favorites to make again for family and friends. The topping gives an extra special flavor. Slices beautifully. I did not have the spicy pepper and left it out; however, it was delicious without it. Served this meatloaf with twice baked potatoes and a salad. Raves from my husband.

  • deusacozinheira Posted: 08/05/10
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    Wow, delicious and just the right amount of heat. I made it in a loaf pan and had to extend the cook time nearly 20 min., but it was worth the wait! I served it with red skinned mash potatoes....yum.

  • BettySays Posted: 10/04/09
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    Very tasty, but it was too moist so next time I'll cut the amount of vegies - the recipe is still a keeper!

  • mwhitman Posted: 02/22/10
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    I enjoyed this meatloaf. Loved how moist it came out. I have little kiddos so I reduced the amount of siracha. I also formed it into two loafs on a sheet pan froze one. Great yummy mid-week dinner.

  • JeriTex Posted: 09/28/10
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    Incredibly moist and delicious recipe. The only thing I would change is cutting back (seriously cutting back) on the sugar. The sweetness of the sauce really overpowered the spicy flavor. That said, everyone really enjoyed it. With a few minor tweaks this could be an amazing meat loaf. Will certainly make again.

  • foodlover73 Posted: 11/11/09
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    This was delicious! I didn't have any mushrooms, but I didn't miss them. Will definitely make it again. It did take a little longer than it said to cook through.

  • gasman Posted: 03/09/10
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    This is one of the better "turkey" meatloafs I have had. The mushrooms made for a great texture and the sauce was good too. I didnt find it to be too spicy. Make sure you drain some of the liquid from the mushrooms before you add it to the turkey. It will be in my regular rotation.

  • Luckygirlk Posted: 01/31/10
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    Delicious! Would definitely make again! Took more like an hour to cook.

  • linkamel81 Posted: 01/31/10
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    This is a great, healthier version of the traditional meatloaf with a spicy kick. I followed the exact instructions.

  • MadisonJ Posted: 04/11/10
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    THIS WAS AMAZING!!! Everyone loved it! I left out the mushrooms and Sirracha and it was still very tasty. I also put it in a loaf pan and it was very moist. This will definetly be made again!

  • sarahalley Posted: 09/16/10
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    This recipe has potential. I made it as written, except I noticed that the mushroom mixture had some liquid in it, so I omitted the chicken stock and just added the mushroom mixture with the liquid. The recipe took about 1 hour to cook, and while it came out ok, there was about a cup of liquid sitting in the bottom of the pan after serving! Sort of gross! The taste of the meatloaf was ok-personally, I would add easily 2-3x the seasonings next time as it was a little bland for my taste.

  • sarahpierson Posted: 07/05/10
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    This meatloaf is fantastic. It is very moist and flavorful. I make this on a regular basis and always get tons of compliments. I substitute hot sauce for the sriracha just because I don't have any in the pantry. I typically serve this dish up with "mashed potatoes"- half potatoes, half cauliflower. I highly recommend this recipe! Check out the video for additional tips.

  • HotFLCook1 Posted: 06/24/10
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    This was delicious! I loved the sauteed mushrooms, it was just juicy enough and the panko crumbs and sriracha make a big difference! just enough "newness" but still tastes like mom's. served with mashed potatoes

  • isleoffood Posted: 12/27/10
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    This was excellent. Very moist and flavorful. I've never cared much for meatloaf, but I thought this was very tasty. It did take a lot longer to cook, so I'll raise the temp. next time. I also did as a review suggested and added some Sriracha to the topping.

  • 1Cheeselover Posted: 03/20/11
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    Delicious! The only change I made was to omit the mushrooms. Very good and great for leftovers.

  • GirlFromChi Posted: 10/11/10
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    This is a really great recipe for turkey meatloaf. It is very flavorful and moist. The only reason why I did not rate this higher is due to the errors within the recipe. I have made this meatloaf several times. At 350, the meatloaf will take over an hour of cooking time. Currently, I have a loaf in the oven for 90 minutes. When you are feeding hungry people, this is very frustrating. This is the longest it has ever taken! And I don't have issues with my oven. I would suggest 375 for the time suggested in the recipe. Also, I leave out the Sriracha because my husband's stomach is very sensitive to spicy food. Omitting this ingredient doesn't seem to affect the overall outcome...it is still quite tasty.

  • SeanFromDC Posted: 03/10/11
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    One of our absolute favorites! Make sure to make the broccoli and mashed potatoes to go with!

  • wagirltoo Posted: 03/28/11
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    I made this tonight and got rave reviews from my family.They can't wait to have it in their sandwiches for lunch. The meatloaf if moist and very flavorful. Don't leave out the hot chili sauce as that adds a great depth of flavor . I used regular breadcrumbs and egg substitute. The catsup topping is so good on it. Make extra to use at the table.

  • CallejaFairey Posted: 03/27/11
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    i made this pretty much as written. though i had a little bit more turkey on hand than called for, so i increased everything by a touch. also, since my brother does not like the texture of mushrooms, after i cooked them, i threw them in a processor with the veggie stock until it looked more like mushroom soup. it made the meatloaf even more tender i imagine. i also did as some suggested, adding a bit of sriracha into the kethcup glaze. sooo good. i took a few servings over to my mom's house for her and her husband, and they both agreed i could make it again. oh, i did have to cook it about twice as long as stated.

  • lhelton1230 Posted: 08/30/11
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    This was really yummy. My husband, the beef fanatic, even enjoyed it and I convinced my highly picky child to eat all of his serving. This was really good and I made it as directed although without parsley as the store was out of flat leaf parsley. It took longer to cook than stated and I think you could leave out the chicken broth and it would be fine. Otherwise it was a wonderful recipe and I think we will be having it again!

  • CherylMD Posted: 08/23/11
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    Had to add my two cents. This was great. Used 2 portobello caps and left out the spicy sauce. Also used lean turkey instead of turkey breast and used 2 egg whites instead of 2 egg. Deglazed the mushroom pan with the chicken broth and stuck the whole thing in the freezer to cool off. With regular ground turkey, the second egg white may not have been necessary. Everyone loved it!

  • berndog76 Posted: 10/01/11
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    I should've taken some of the tips on the review. There were too many mushroom and the loaf came out a sweet and not spicy at all. Will definitely try again with the tweaks.

  • JessicaMarie81 Posted: 12/15/11
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    I have hated meatloaf my whole life but this recipe made me change my mind after I stumbled on it...my boyfriend had been begging me to make meatloaf and I didn't want to. THIS recipe was SOOO good, even my picky 4 year old loved it. My boyfriend said my meatloaf belongs in a restaurant. I will only make this meatloaf, all other recipes have failed me in the past. We make ours with ground bison and ground turkey and it makes it so moist and delicious.

  • cjbuddy Posted: 11/27/11
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    Very good! Cut the recipe in half and omitted the chicken broth. Took over a hour to cook still even with the smaller loaf??? Not spicy AT ALL though but still has good flavor.

  • snackcracker675 Posted: 10/29/11
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    Perfect as written! I actually had some lean ground beef and lean turkey, so I used both and mixed them together. It turned out being bigger than this calls for by about half, so I increased the other ingredients by half as well. I formed them into TWO loaves on the same pan so that it wouldn't take forever to cook them. It's spicy, sweet, savory and good! Don't add any extra salt- this is perfect as written. We had enough for three days of dinner and it was so good, I still looked forward to it on the 3rd day! I will probably always make this for my meatloaf from now on.

  • steponme Posted: 12/06/11
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    I agree with "berndog76" more sweet than spicey, but worth making again with tweaks.

  • LadyAlethea Posted: 02/20/12
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    This was fantastic! The sriracha in the meatloaf gave it a lovely zing without being overwhelming. I made two versions of the ketchup top; one as written, one with sriracha, (the recipe version on the meatloaf, as my husband isn't fond of sriracha). I think I'll stick with the one as written from now on, even for myself, since though I adore the spice, I think it's *too* much sriracha for this recipe and it loses the appeal of it's subtlety. I served this with homemade mashed potatoes and fresh steamed asparagus. This will definitely go into my rotation as a regular feature. ***EDIT*** I have stopped using sriracha and subbed chili sauce instead. It still has the spice the turkey needs without that distinctive sriracha zing that my hubby doesn't like. I've also upped the veggie content in this by adding julienned carrots, cut small. Delicious! Still a favorite in our house!

  • kaverett Posted: 03/15/12
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    First time my family ever enjoyed meat loaf AND asked me to make it again after finishing it off. We just moved and I was missing a few things. My changes were 1# ground chicken and 1/2# mild sausage instead of turkey. No mushrooms - used one chopped zucchini instead. Forget the egg completely and never the found the parsley. And "iced" it with a mixture of 1/2 c ketchup and a big squirt of prepared mustard - no brown sugar or nutmeg. It was plenty of spicy too. The seasonings are the best. Hope I can remember these changes! Also, I put it in a 9x5 pan and baked it for 1 1/2 hours.

  • Jenyfyr Posted: 03/29/13
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    The only positive thing I can say about this recipe is that it was definitely very moist. My husband and I felt it lacked flavour (it was not spicy at all - if I make it again I will at least double the sriracha sauce) and it was so moist that that the texture was odd. If I make it again, I'll use less onion and mushrooms (could really taste the mushrooms), slightly more panko/breadcrumbs, definitely throw in some different spices/seasoning for flavour, and I might even do a mix of half ground beef/half turkey to see if that improves the texture. It also took just over an hour to cook at 350; it was nowhere near cooked at the 40 minute point.

  • cindyfournier Posted: 04/20/12
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    excellent recipe! Try adding 1/2 cup of grated carrots and 1/2 cup of grated zucchini!

  • CennaLipscomb Posted: 01/22/13
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    I have made this several times for my family and they love it! I also added carrots and bell pepper and this gave it even more flavor. My husband who is a beef freak said this tasted better than beef meatloaf. This is now a family staple.

  • andrea10 Posted: 04/16/12
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    Loved it from the first time I made it, but made just a couple of changes to it: made it with 1 pound of turkey and 1 pound of ground beef and added 1/4 cup more of panko. It took a little more than an hour in the oven. Added a bit of Shirasa to the topping. Full of flavor!!

  • sgreenspan Posted: 12/25/12
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    I was looking forward to making this given all of the great reviews. It came out very soggy and not tasting at all like, nor having the consistency of a meat loaf. The flavors were interesting, but overpowered the meat.

  • khaos2442 Posted: 06/25/13
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    We love this recipe in my house and have made it several times. It is not spicy so I suggest adding Sriracha into the topping if you wanna spice it up. This meatloaf is perfectly moist!

  • kodibug84 Posted: 12/16/12
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    My husband always asks me to make this meatloaf. We love it! I follow the recipe to a T and it always turns out great... and this coming from a person doesn't usually like meatloaves. Ooooh, Sriracha in the topping is a great idea. Thanks.

  • cwsands Posted: 11/23/13
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    How do you go about freezing it& warming it up for later

  • kristintc Posted: 09/07/13
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    I've been making this for years and it's a family favorite. We are gluten free, so I omit the breadcrumbs...still turns out great!

  • youngt2 Posted: 02/23/14
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    Enjoyed this meatloaf. It was very moist and had great flavor. Not just a brick of meat.

  • Amanda2014 Posted: 03/02/14
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    Best turkey meatloaf recipe I've ever made! I have tried several and all were either dry and or flavorless. This was moist and delicious. I even forgot to make the sauce that goes on too and I'm glad because it did not need it.

  • Christie0822 Posted: 10/02/13
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    I'm not the biggest meatloaf fan, I just think a loaf of meat sounds odd! This however was really yummy!!! It had a different yet traditional taste and was a hit with everyone in the house!!! I did use two pounds of turkey to make it more hearty and to have enough to feed the dreaded step kids!

  • marchez Posted: 03/19/14
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    Very nice, moist meatloaf. But not very spicy. I used 1 tablespoon Sriracha but will increase when I make this again as I could hardly taste it.

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