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What’s for dinner?: Smoked gouda turkey meatloaf

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Meatloaf is so much fun.  Okay, well, not really SO much fun, but basically with a couple of pounds of ground meat and some open-minded thinking you could make a different meatloaf every week, resulting in endless easy-to-make dinners and unlimited flavor combinations.  This one started with two pounds of turkey and a hunk of smoked Gouda that was lingering around after a party.  Fresh chives were spouting in the garden, all the fresh garlic was used up, and garlic powder smiled brightly from the pantry.  And so on.

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 pounds gound turkey (not ultra lean)
  • 1/3 cup  grated smoked Gouda, or any other cheese you have lying around

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, garlic powder, chives, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup ketchup, parsley and chicken broth.  Using you hands mix in the ground turkey and grated cheese until well blended, but don’t squeeze the meat too much.  Evenly spread the remaining 1/2 cup ketchup over the top of the loaf.

3. Form the meatloaf mixture into a loaf shape on the baking sheet.  Bake for 1 hour until cooked through.  Let sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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