Recipe of the month: Granny Smith’s Loaf

granny smith's meatloaf

My hubby and I are cutting back on red meat. This recipe for turkey meatloaf is delicious and satisfying. Try it, you’ll love it. Some years ago I cut it out of our local paper and unfortunately I don’t have the name of the author, but I suspect it was created by John Owen, aka The Intermediate Eater. The recipe is supposed to serve six, but if you’re like me and can’t stop nibbling on it, it serves more like four. 🙂

preheat oven to 350 degrees


2 Tbsp butter
2 Granny Smith apples
1 onion
5 tsp curry powder
1 Tbsp coriander
1/2 cup minced parsley
2 lbs ground turkey (I use Jenny-O)
1 egg
2/3 cup fine breadcrumbs (I use panko, browned gently in butter)
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper


Peel, core and chop apples into small pieces. (I don’t bother peeling the apple) Peel and chop the onion. Heat butter in skillet and add apple and onion. Cook until the onion begins to brown, then add curry and coriander. Cook 2 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Put onion mixture into a bowl and add all the other ingredients. Moosh thoroughly with your hands for about 4 minutes. Pack into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Bake for one hour or microwave until fully cooked.

Let the loaf sit for 3 minutes. Pour off any juices, then slice loaf. Servr with chutney or ketchup or just enjoy it plain.

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