I’m back again with another recipe to share. I didn’t intend to make a habit of this, but so far I’m having fun with it, and people seem to be enjoying it, so here goes!

Here’s the thing about meatloaf – I know a lot of people who turn their nose up at the very idea of such a thing. But this isn’t Grandma’s meatloaf. We don’t eat a lot of beef at home, and things like ketsup are just so bland. So I do it a little differently, and being the ‘it has to be quick or I don’t have time’ person I am, the recipe is small.

  • 20 oz lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup oatmeal (not the instant kind. This needs to be whole oats)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup salsa (any kind – we’ve used pinapple, raspberry chipotle, restaurant style, black bean, and all other kinds), divided into 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup

  • Have a bread loaf pan on standby (no greasing needed)
  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • In a large bowl, mix the turkey, outmeal, egg, and 3/4 cup salsa together by hand until well-blended (wear latex gloves if you’d like, but it really works best to do it by hand in some way)
  • Smoosh it all into the pan
  • Cook for 45 minutes
  • Remove from the oven, spread remaining salsa evenly over the top
  • Cook for an additional 15 minutes
  • Let rest for 10 minutes and then slice into 8 pieces and serve.
  • We frequently put a dallop of sour cream on each slice when we serve it.

It’s that simple. Five minutes of prep, 1 hour 10 minutes cook time, and you’re all set!