Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Turkey Meatloaf or Turkey Burgers

Here's a FAST and EASY recipe you can whip up summer or winter.

In the winter, I make this into a meatloaf that we eat with ketchup.
During the summer, I form the meat into patties and grill up turkey burgers.

Turkey Burgers or Turkey meatloaf

2 lbs. ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cups Pepperidge Farm  Herb Seasoned Stuffing
1 egg (for meatloaf only)

Heat the grill to high.

Heat a fry pan over medium heat.

Chop the onion and celery.

Saute the vegetables in a bit of olive oil until soft.

Add the cooked veggies to the ground turkey in a large bowl.

Add the dried stuffing mix.

I find the best way to squish it all together is with your hands.

If you're making the meatloaf,
add one egg and mix well.
Press into a meatloaf pan
and bake at 350-degrees for 50 to 60 minutes.

To make burgers, shape into patties.

Grill both sides until cooked through
About four minutes on each side.

My family likes colby-jack cheese on top,
so during the last few minutes of cooking
add the cheese.

Close grill and allow cheese to melt,
but don't OVER melt it.

These burgers are lean, DELICIOUS and nutritious!

I love eating the leftovers for lunch the next day.


  1. This recipe looks so good and pretty easy. I've been looking for a healthier burger and I think this is a great idea! We will be trying these this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh I love meat loaf too!!! I haven't tried turkey meat loaf. My mom makes this pork meat loaf, Filipino version called "embutido" and I loved it so much! will ask for her recipe, especially I'm going to miss that and when I move, that means I have to whip it up on my own. Hah!

  3. I promise I'll try the turkey as my boys do enjoy it, great new love the template and layout.

  4. Another quick cooking tips from a busy mom, eh? The photos itself look so yummy. Thanks for sharing this nutritious recipe. :)