Friday, June 15, 2012

the recipe to world peace

You know that scene in Miss Congeniality, right at the end, where after making fun of the pageant girls earlier in the film, Sandra Bullock's character finally admits, "And I really do want world peace!" Well, stop wanting and start making it, Sandra, because I have figured it out: it's called turkey meatloaf. Seriously.

Think about it, if we offered the leaders of the Middle East and the U.N. a good back massage and some turkey meatloaf with fluffy homemade mashed potatoes, do you really think they'd be concerned about who did what? Nope. All I care about at that point is where a cup of hot tea is coming from, and how can I make it happen without moving off the couch and pausing Million Dollar Rooms. [side note:you know you're loaded when you install a human-sized aquarium in your basement bar!]

Anyway, I found a recipe for meatloaf that is healthy (it's turkey) and tasty, and I will never make another. And of course, it's Ina. So if you need a cheap dinner with leftovers for warm panini sandwiches at lunch, here it is. Bon appetit!


  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 3/4 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 2 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 2 extra-large eggs, beaten
  • ketchup to top


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a medium saute pan, over medium-low heat, cook the onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme until translucent, but not browned, approximately 15 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste and mix well. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, and onion mixture in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into a rectangular loaf on an ungreased sheet pan. Spread the ketchup evenly on top. Bake for 1-1 1/2 hours until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F. and the meatloaf is cooked through. (A pan of hot water in the oven under the meatloaf will keep the top from cracking.) Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold in a sandwich.

1 comment:

  1. No one is commenting because they're too busy eating! Success!!!