Wild Mushroom Sage Turkey Meatloaf
Wild Mushroom Sage Turkey Meatloaf is an easy, healthy turkey meatloaf topped with a delicious mushroom sauce!
Last week I mentioned that I didn’t know what I would do without Ray Donovan on Sunday nights now that it’s ended. I wasn’t completely happy with Homeland last season for a variety of reasons that I’ll keep to myself just in case some of you are trying to catch up on it.
I have to say, Homeland started off with a bang on Sunday night — a 2 hour bang — and I can honestly say I think it will fill the Sunday night void quite nicely. Here’s to hoping I don’t eat my words!
Speaking of eating, here’s some turkey meatloaf for ya. It’s not just any old meatloaf, either — this one has major flavor.
My family is always happy about meatloaf, so I’m always trying to come up with different varieties to keep things fresh. Mushrooms are something we all love, and this turkey meatloaf recipe has mucho mushroom flair.
In my book, the more mushrooms the better. 🙂
One of the best ways I know to “beef up” the flavor in a dish is with dried porcini mushrooms because they taste beefy. Maybe meaty is a better word, but you get the point.
Soak the porcini mushrooms in water for about 20-30 minutes, then chop them up and discard any tough stems.
The reconstituted chopped porcinis go into the ground turkey with some other goodies, and be sure to reserve the mushroom liquid.
Strain the grit from the liquid, and what you have is one of the most flavorful liquids ever. No doubt you’ve heard the work umami before, and that’s exactly what this liquid brings.
Needless to say, I never toss porcini mushroom liquid — ever. It goes into sauces, soups, and any other dishes that can benefit from it. If you don’t need it right away, store it in the fridge for another time. You’ll be glad you did. 🙂
As if the porcinis and liquid isn’t enough mushroom flavor, I sautéed some mushrooms and made a sauce for it, because everything is better when it’s saucy.
I made my Yukon Gold Garlic Mashed Potatoes to go alongside this meatloaf, and mashed potatoes with no sauce is a travesty in itself. Agreed?
Maybe you grew up some very unexciting meatloaves and are in no hurry to revisit it? I know I never cared for it much growing up, but this turkey meatloaf was exciting to me. So exciting that I even hid one extra slice for myself for the next day because I’m tired of the boys in my house eating so much and leaving me with no leftovers.
Selfish? Maybe…but I choose to think it was smart. Who was smiling as they ate the last slice the next day? Oh yeah — that was me. 🙂
This turkey meatloaf is great served with the following sides:
For the meatloaf:
For the sauce:
Prepare the porcini mushrooms:
Prepare the meatloaf:
Prepare the sauce:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 156mg Sodium: 485mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Protein: 36g