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Speaking of ground turkey,  a few years back I was searching for other ways to turn ground turkey into a meal. I decided that it can't be THAT difficult to make a meatloaf out of turkey rather than beef.  And, VIOLA, it is NOT!

Here's what you need:

-1 lb ground turkey (All natural is best)
-1/2 white onion, peeled and chopped fine
-1/2 c bread crumbs
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
-1 egg
-Handful of fresh Italian parsley, chopped fine
-3-4 shakes Worcestershire sauce
-3 TBS Mole sauce (I got that stuff in a small box)
-3 TBS Honey BBQ Sauce
-1 TBS A-1 Steakhouse Marinade
-Nonstick Spray
-Loaf pan or baking dish
-Large bowl

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In large bowl, combine turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, parsley, garlic powder, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.

This is how your chopped parsley will look when you use a less-than-stellar knife. When I become rich and famous, I will invest in one of those chef-grade chopping utensils sent from the heavens above! 

Use your hands, live on the edge. Knead it all together until all the herbs and spices and whatnot are thoroughly incorporated. If it's still rather mushy or loose, add more bread crumbs until you can form it into a loaf.

 Spray baking dish with non-stick spray and put loaf into dish.

Put dish into oven--for 35 minutes or so, completely ignoring this, sitting on the top of the oven, waiting to be chopped.  Oh well, one time without onion will not kill me!

Combine Mole sauce, BBQ and Steakhouse marinade in a small bowl, stirring or whisking.

At the 35-minute mark, lower oven temp to 350 degrees.
Take loaf from oven and brush the entire top of the loaf with the Mole/BBQ sauce.

Put loaf back in oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes or so.

In my humble opinion, I think it's better than beef-infused meatloaf......especially with the mildly spicy Mole sauce. And, it makes for a great meatloaf sandwich the next day!  Try it. Let me know what you think.  You do NOT have to serve it with all the items seen in this shot.  But steamed green beans are pretty tasty!!!  Boxed potato mixes, not so much.  

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