Turkey loaf can be a nice alternative to meatloaf, or even as a second meat dish to serve on Thanksgiving.
Step 1: Preheat the oven Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
TIP: Make sure the oven rack is in the middle before placing the turkey loaf inside.
Step 2: Mix turkey and ingredients Combine the turkey, onions, bread crumbs, celery, bell pepper, egg, 1/4 cup of the ketchup, garlic, salt, and pepper in the mixing bowl and thoroughly mix everything together with your hands.
Step 3: Place mixture in pan Put the mixture into the pan and shape it into a loaf.
Step 4: Add more ketchup Spread the rest of the ketchup evenly over the top of the loaf.
Step 5: Bake the loaf Place the loaf in the oven and bake until the top is brown -- 45 to 50 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
TIP: You can use a meat thermometer to determine the temperature.
Step 6: Take out and serve Take the loaf out of the oven and let it sit for about five minutes. Then slice, serve, and enjoy.
FACT: Minnesota raises the most turkeys of any state in the U.S.