Currently cooking out of Simple Weeknight Favorites from America’s Test Kitchen
Who doesn’t love meatloaf? Who doesn’t love single-sized servings? Throw in some barbecue sauce, and you’ve got a meal that is hard for anybody to resist.
You start out by reducing commercial barbecue sauce until it is thickened. I have to confess that I skipped this step. Completely. In fact, I’ll probably just cross out those instructions because I don’t think that step is necessary (unless you have a really thin barbecue sauce to start with, and, well why would you want to do that?)
Moving on. To make the meatloaves, you mix together a couple tablespoon of the barbecue sauce, ground turkey, sweet Italian turkey sausage, crushed saltines, chopped parsley, an egg, whole milk and minced garlic. Form the mixture into small loaves and brown them on all sides on the stovetop. Finally, you brush more of the barbecue sauce on the meatloaves and let them finish cooking in the oven.
I really liked this dish. The meatloaves were tasty and tender. Make sure you use a barbecue sauce that you like (I used Bulls-Eye) as the flavor is pretty prevalent. I liked that you could make the meatloaves just about any size you want, you just have to adjust the cooking/baking time. You could also make meatballs, if you so desired.