Turkey Apricot Meatloaf

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 8 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 70 mins

Dried apricots and orange juice spice up ground turkey in this great weeknight meal.

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Mark Boughton

Ingredients

1/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup chopped dried apricots, divided
2 pounds ground turkey
3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
1 medium shallot, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, beaten
6 ounces thinly sliced bacon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Purée orange juice, soy sauce and 1⁄4 cup apricots in a food processor until paste-like.
  3. Mix turkey, remaining 3/4 cup apricots and breadcrumbs in a bowl; stir in shallot, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, rosemary, salt and egg.
  4. Form into a loaf in a 13-by-9-inch pan. Lay bacon over top of loaf. Spread apricot purée over top.
  5. Bake until browned and glazed and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center registers 165F, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before slicing.

—Recipe by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

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