I am probably one of those rare people who actually likes meatloaf. I legitimately even get cravings for leftover cold meatloaf sandwiches. The problem is that on a work night, I don’t want to wait for the loaf to bake in the oven. This meal is my way to get home at 5 and have dinner on the table by 5:30, with all the best meatloaf dinner flavors and sides.
RECIPE: Meatloaf Patties
Makes 4 Patties
Cast iron pan
1 cup Chicken Stock
2-3 Garlic Cloves
Corn Starch Slurry
Half an Onion
3-4 Cloves of Garlic
1/2 Lb Ground Turkey
1) It’s important to start the potatoes and gravy first since they have the potential to take the longest and are also easy to keep warm if they finish early.
2) Cut the potato into chunks and add to a pot of water, bring to a boil until the potatoes are soft.
3) Mince the garlic for the gravy. Combine the stock, garlic, and corn starch slurry in a sauce pan over medium low to medium heat, stirring occasionally.
4) Chop up the onion and garlic for the patties. I like to chop the onion a bit bigger, mostly cause I like the distinct onion flavor.
5) Combine the garlic, onion, ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, and worchester sauce. Use your hands to mix and form into patties.
6) Place the patties into a hot cast iron pan.
7) Add the can of dilly beans to another sauce pan and let them start heating up.
8) Drain and mash the potatoes, stirring in a sprinkle of salt, butter, and milk until its mashed to your preferred consistency. I like mine to be a bit more smashed then creamy on a regular work night.
9) Flip the turkey patties, and begin serving up the sides on a plate. I like to make sure to leave an impression in the mashed potatoes so that the garlic gravy fills the impression without spreading to the other sides. Cranberry sauce and dilly beans can also be plated.
10) Serve up the finished meatloaf patties and drizzle with a bit of ketchup for that true authentic meatloaf appeal.
I love how quickly this meal came together, especially because it tastes like the kind of dinner you would spend quite a bit of time slaving over a hot stove to make. If you are decent at multitasking, you can have all of these meal plated and ready within 30 minutes of getting home.