Did I mention that we love meatloaf ? Well, here is another one of our favorites, this time with ground turkey and oats. Oats? Yep…Here we go:
1 pound (about 400 gr) of ground turkey
1 yellow onion diced
2 slices of bacon diced
2 cloves of garlic diced
1/2 cup ground oats (Note: I used the gluten-free instant ones. You can use any type or bread crumbs. For oats: grind them in a blender, then add some spices such as salt and pepper, garlic, onion and paprika powder and dry thyme)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1tbs Dijon mustard
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1-2 roasted red peppers from a jar, diced
1/2 chopped parsley or cilantro (what I used since I had some in the fridge)
salt & pepper
Heat the oven to 400F (about 220C). Saute bacon in a bit of olive oil until it starts getting crispy. Add onion and garlic and saute until it turns to light brown, about 3 minutes on a medium heat. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together turkey, egg, onion mixture, oats, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and chopped cilantro (or parsley). Add diced roasted red pepper. Mix well ( I use wet hands to make sure it all gets combined).
Line a roasting pan with some parchment paper (to avoid ugly stains) and form a loaf out of the mixture. Roast in the oven for about 50 minutes. Let cool down for about 15 minutes outside. Leftovers are usually scarce at our house but make a great next day school or work sandwich. Eat and enjoy!