Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf

This is a fun recipe when you’re really missing comfort food. A light, fluffy, and mildly sweet & spicy meatloaf.  It pairs great with mashed cauliflower or sweet potato mash.IMG_0267


  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water (or chicken broth for cooking quinoa)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 -3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (20 ounce) package lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (or more if you like spicy)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Sauce Topping (Optional):

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon water

First, cook quinoa according to package instructions, so you can set it aside to cool. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Chop onion and garlic. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes– Remove from heat to cool. In a large bowl, mix the turkey, cooked/cooled quinoa, onions/garlic, tomato paste, sriracha, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire, egg, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. The mixture will be very moist. Shape into a loaf on a foil lined baking sheet. Optional topping: Combine the brown sugar, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire, and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Drizzle over the top of the meatloaf. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 50 minutes. Note: An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Let the meatloaf cool for a few minutes before slicing. Enjoy!!

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