I tried a pretty good recipe for turkey meatloaf about a month ago, and I wanted to try it again last night with some revisions.
Well, it was edible, but I still made mistakes and I think 3 times will be the charm next time!
First, I only had 1 lb ground turkey, which was half what the recipe called for. I forgot to divide the ingredients in half before I poured the full cup of chicken stock. I figured eh, the mushrooms would absorb it! Big mistake. I shouldn’t have put in so much stock. It made the meat way too liquidy, and it ended up steaming/boiling the turkey, so it had a gray tinge. Didn’t look extremely pleasing to the eye, but did still taste fine, just a little soupy.
I reduced the panko bread crumbs to 1/2 cup, and this time added the mushrooms and shallots. Diced up those mushrooms as small as I could to make sure my picky hubby wouldn’t notice them. It worked for the first piece of meatloaf, but when he went back for seconds, he asked me what this little piece of “something” was. LOL.
The good news is, he only picked out that one piece of ‘shroom and didn’t even bat an eye when eating the rest of the 2nd piece!
So, we have leftovers for lunch today, along with beets, butternut squash and brown rice. I like making extra so we have lunch portions too!
Next time, I think I will definitely watch the amount of chicken stock, and I think it will be perfect. In the future, I might experiment with whole grains, like oatmeal or whole wheat bread instead of the panko crumbs.