Bacon Topped Turkey Meatloaf with BBQ Sauce


Bacon and BBQ sauce -- need I say more? These are two of my favorite things, especially together. I usually make my Mom's meatloaf, which is so delicious, but I'm always up for new twists on traditional dishes! The original recipe splits these into 6 individual servings in a petite loaf pan. Since I didn't have one, I just used my regular loaf pan. You just need to adjust the cooking time. This was very moist and had a great smoky flavor, and it uses ground turkey which makes it even more healthy! Enjoy :) Ingredients:

3/4 cup grated zucchini, all moisture squeezed dry with paper towel

2 tbsp onion, minced

2 tbsp diced red pepper (I left this out b/c I didn't have any)

1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I used Italian)

1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's)

1 large egg

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp kosher salt

1.3 lb raw 93% lean ground turkey

2 slices center cut bacon, cut into pieces to fit your loaf pan

approx. 3 tbsp BBQ Sauce (for topping the bacon)

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray. In a large bowl, mix the zucchini, onion, red pepper, breadcrumbs, BBQ sauce, egg, paprika and salt. Add the turkey and combine until mixed through. Place the mixture into the loaf pan. Place the bacon slices over the loaf and top each with additional BBQ sauce. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

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