Ground Turkey Meatloaf

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by wvsmokeman, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I've been wanting a smoked meatloaf for a while. We have been using a lot of ground turkey lately so I decided to substitute it for ground beef in my favorite meatloaf recipe. After mixing it up, I formed the loaf on my pizza grilling pan. I made up the Cooking Sauce and since the meatloaf was not in a dish I injected it into numerous places around the loaf. I smoked it with cherry wood at 250-275 degrees until the internal temperature reached 170 degrees. Total cooking time was only 1 hour 25 minutes. Wow! The meatloaf was nice and moist with a nice smoke ring. The cherry smoke really went well with the turkey. This is my favorite meatloaf recipe.
    WVSmokeMan's Favorite Meatloaf
    2 lb ground beef 2 slices bread, crumbled
    1 finely chopped onion 1 whole egg
    1 1/2 Tsp. salt 1/2 Tsp. black pepper
    1/2 cup ketchup 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
    2 Tbsp. chopped green peppers
    Combine all ingredients together and make into a loaf.
    Cooking Sauce
    1/2 cup water 2 Tbsp. vinegar
    3 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
    2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce 1/4 cup ketchup
    Mix all cooking sauce ingredients together and pour over loaf. Bake at 350 degrees F for 75 minutes, basting occasionally. Remove loaf from pan immediately before the sauce cools around it.

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  2. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    WV -

    I never made meatloaf out of Turkey burger. I threatened to grind up some turkeys a while back but never did. I'll have to give it a shot. Looks tasty! Recipe looks good to! Thanks for posting!
  3. desert smokin

    desert smokin Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Excellent substitution with the turkey. I truly enjoy turkey burgers. Bet its great with all the extra goodies incorporated. Thanks for the tip and the recipe.
  4. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You've just inspired me ... I have a recipe for 'turkey chipotle chile' that would be great in the smoker.

    Anyone interested in the recipe ... just let me know!

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