ZA’ATAR SPICED TURKEY MEATLOAF

ZA’ATAR SPICED TURKEY MEATLOAF

I like to change things up with ground meats. I’m usually making meatballs with turkey or chicken instead of the usual ground beef. I tried this meatloaf with ground turkey. Since turkey is quite bland I added a lot of ingredients to it.

The result was a turkey meatloaf full of spice and flavour. When you bite into it, you get the sweet sun-dried tomatoes, the sharp taste of the olives, the warm spice of za’atar and a nice creamy chunk of feta.

Serve it with a side salad for dinner to make it low carb, or creamy mashed potatoes. Whatever is left over can be frozen.

turkey meatloaf

ZA’ATAR SPICED TURKEY MEATLOAF

Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • olive oil for drizzing
  • 2 eggs room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes finely chopped
  • 7 dried olives pits removed, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • cup flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp za'atar spice plus more for topping
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup feta cubed
  • 450 grams ground turkey

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Brush a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with olive oil.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs.
  • Add the bread crumbs, za'atar spice, parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, garlic, eggs, milk, feta, salt, and pepper.
  • With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, mix together the ingredients.
  • Add the turkey and gently stir to combine, being careful not to overwork the meat.
  • Scoop the meat mixture into the prepared pan and gentle flatten with a spatula.
  • Drizzle the top with olive oil and sprinkle more za'atar.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a cutting board and slice.

Notes

I like to slice these in 1 inch thick slices and give two slices per serving.
The leftovers can be frozen in an airtight container. 


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