meatloaf fit for company

it isn’t often I say, these leftovers are so good I should take them to a co-worker. But seriously, Tyler Florence’s meatloaf out of Family Meals is really spectacular.  I am often asked, ‘whatcha got for lunch?’ because it is usually a pretty decent answer with some kind of leftovers or doctored up tuna.
Meatloaf has come up a couple of times lately so I figured it was time to share.

 Tolan’s Glazed Turkey Meatl Loaf – serves 8
2 slices soft white bread, diced in 1″ pieces
2 cups milk
1 large yellow onion, small dice
1 cup diced thick cut bacn, plus 6-8 strips
2 garlic cloves, minced
2# ground turkey (we don’t buy all white but a mix w/ dark and white meat)
1 large egg
3 T ketchup
2 T Worcestershire Sauce
2 t salt

heat 1 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup dijon and 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar over low heat.

Preheat your oven to 350 and line a baking sheet w/ parchment.  This makes cleanup much nicer.
Combine milk and bread in a bowl and set aside.
In a skilled saute the bacon to lightly crispy.  Add onion and saute to translucent.  Add garlic and saute one more minute.  Transfer to a large bowl on the counter and allow to cool for a few minutes.
Add the ground turkey, egg, ketchup, worcestershire and salt.  Lightly mix to combine. *Don’t overmix or you get tough meat.
Form the meat into two ovals on your parchment.  Lay your strips of bacon on top and cover with glaze.  Bake for about 1 hour or until you hit 160 internally.  Let rest 15 or so minutes before slicing.

4R Brisket Meat Loaf    Recipes from John Rivers – Owner of 4R Smokehouse

1 ½-2# Ground Beef (Brisket)
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 cup Cheez-its
1 cup 4R barbeque sauce
½ cup worcestershire sauce
2 eggs
¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
salt & pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  
Saute the diced onion in a drizzle of oil until translucent, add garlic and saute about 2 more minutes.  Set aside to cool in a large bowl.
Place Cheez-its in a plastic ziploc, flatten out the air, seal.  Crunch up Cheez-its.
Add all remaining ingredients to bowl and gently mix.  Don’t overmix as this would cause toughness.
Place in a loaf pan and bake 1 to 1 ½ hours or until about 160 degrees.

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