Made by Kid: BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

Meatloaf is one of those dinners that I think has a bad reputation for lots of folks. But in my opinion, if it’s made well (and there are so many different ways to prepare it!), it’s one of the most comforting meals you can have. It’s simple and straightforward, and easy enough for a five year old Tiny Sous Chef to make! This version is all those things. Full of deep sweet barbecue flavor, moist, and delicious. Here you go.

* 1lb lean ground turkey
* 3/4C seasoned breadcrumbs
* 1C chopped sweet onion
* 1C barbecue sauce (I like Sweet Baby Rays, personally), divided
* 2T Worcestershire sauce
* 2 egg whites
* 1/4t salt
* 1/8t black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a baking dish sprayed lightly with nonstick spray.

Combine the turkey, breadcrumbs, onions, 1/2 a cup of the barbecue sauce, Worcestershire, egg whites, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix thoroughly by hand until fully combined. Add more breadcrumbs, a little at a time, if the texture is too loose.

Place the mixture in the center of the baking dish and shape into a loaf by hand.

Spread the remaining 1/2 a cup of barbecue sauce over the loaf.

Bake 1 hour and let stand for about 5 minutes before serving.