I have a meatloaf recipe that I've been using for at least 15 years. In fact, I haven't actually had to look at it since around 1998, since I have it committed to memory. But, I felt the need recently to shake things up a bit. Try something different. And we weren't disappointed! This recipe was adapted from one that I saw in "Everyday Food" magazine.
Here's what you need:
Greek Turkey Meatloaf
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 celery stalks, diced very fine
salt and pepper (be a bit heavy-handed here)
2 pounds of turkey meat
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup of feta cheese, crumbled
1 tsp dried dill
Heat the olive oil in a pan, and saute the onion, garlic and celery until tender. Season with salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine the vegetables with all the other ingredients, using your hands. Form into a loaf and bake on greased baking sheet at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes. Let it rest about 10 minutes before slicing.
If your kids are really averse to celery, you could totally skip that part. Also, we thought it could have used maybe some spinach ... to give it some colour ... and we also really like spinach. I also was pretty heavy-handed with the pepper, because I find turkey to be a bit bland. This makes a pretty large meatloaf ... which works great having teenagers in the house. If your kids are smaller eaters, then you'll end up with leftovers for sure. But with meatloaf, that is never a bad thing!