More Meatloaf: Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf

Another meatloaf recipe, because it's winter. I've written 2 recipes this winter and both were turkey meatloaf. I'm clearly on a kick, plus meatloaf is super duper easy for our busy schedules lately. 

So what's new? Everything really. We were in Ohio for the holiday recently, and my sister ended up getting engaged. The wedding is pretty much already planned for July, and I can't wait to start celebrating. And then, last weekend my sister-in-law got engaged! So much love and so many weddings to plan! 2016 is off to a good and exciting start! 

Cheers to 2016 and lots more meatloaf!

Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf
makes a loaf

1/2 red onion (diced)
1 stalk celery (diced)
1 Anaheim pepper (seeds removed, diced)
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 lb. ground dark turkey meat
1/2 lb. ground white turkey meat
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
3/4 cup panko or regular bread crumbs
1 tbsp Worcestershire
1 tbsp Buffalo wing sauce + more for topping
1 tsp ground cumin
salt & pepper
olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. 

In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery, Anaheim pepper, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic and tomato paste and cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer to a mixing bowl and let cool slightly.

To the mixing bowl, add turkey meat (both dark and white), beaten eggs, bread crumbs, Worcestershire, Buffalo sauce, cumin, a good pinch of salt, and pepper. Mix with your hands until thoroughly combined. Try to fold it into each itself rather than smash it. This will help to keep it light and not dense. 

Transfer mixture to a bread pan that has been greased with olive oil. Pat it down so that it has a smooth top. Add a good amount of Buffalo sauce over top of it so that the whole surface is covered. Pop into the oven for 45 minutes.

Remove and let cool before slicing and serving. 

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