Jan 29, 2014

Substitute Turkey in Meatloaf

Lisa asks… Love this site!  I was searching for a website like this for a while.  You have great recipes and I’m constantly checking for new ones. I was wondering if I can substitute the lean ground beef with ground turkey for the meatloaf, leaving everything else the same.

My response…  If you use ground white turkey meat I’m not sure you would like the result because it is extremely lean and does not have a lot of flavor so with my recipe, the meatloaf might be dry and not as tasty.  You could try using regular ground turkey but since I never have, I’m not able to tell you if any other changes should be made to the ingredients. You might be better off looking for a recipe that is created specifically for turkey. By the way, according to Cooking Light,  regular ground turkey contains more saturated fat than ground sirloin.

4 Comments on "Substitute Turkey in Meatloaf"

  1. Danielle

    Ground beef bothers my husbands stomach. I always use ground turkey, but I add ground pork and ground mild Italian sausage. I also used cubed bread soaked in milk, instead of dry bread crumbs. I feed three big boys with this and they LOVE my meatloaf. It’s always moist and yummy.
    Don’t be afraid of ground turkey.

  2. Sharon

    I would love to try your english muffins but i do not have a fridde. Can these be bakedin the oven? If so what temperatur. Just Jones and love what i see so far.


    • Jenny

      I have never baked them in the oven and would suggest you can use your biggest frying pan and cook them in batches. I found two recipes that say they bake them so if you try, make sure you do not put wax paper in the oven so use parchment paper or a greased baking pan instead. The recipes I found use the oven at 425 degrees(f) for 20 minutes and 450(f) for 15 minutes, turning the muffins once. I can’t guarantee the oven method because they are traditionally cooked on the stove.

  3. Rhonda

    I was going to try your meat loaf with ground turkey but I’ll stick to ground beef lean of course. I did not know that about ground turkey. Thanks for let us know things like that. I was thinking ground turkey was a replacement for beef but in reality it’s not 🙂

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