BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

Well, it's been awhile since I posted a  new recipe for Tasty Tuesday. That's only because I haven't tried anything new for awhile. But as I was watching Down Home with the Neely's on the Food Network the other day, I found a great new recipe I just had to try. It's for their BBQ Turkey Meatloaf.

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Now, as I usually do, I have changed up their recipe a bit. Sometimes I do it because I don't have all the required ingredients. Sometimes I just don't like some of the ingredients. Or sometimes I just want to "remix," as Gina Neely would say. But I've posted the link to the original recipe above, so you can try that one if you'd like. Or you can try mine, which was Tinaliciously terrific!


  • 1 TBSP BBQ Seasoning (mine is a Masterpiece brand)

  • 1 TSP Old Bay Seasoning

  • 3 TBSP Soy Sauce

  • 1 Large Egg, lightly beaten

  • 1-1/2 Cups BBQ Sauce (mine is Jack Daniels Hickory Brown Sugar), reserving 1/2 cup for the top

  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce

  • 1 Cup (equivalent) Diced Onion (I use Tone's dehydrated onion, which I rehydrate with water before using--this is my tricky way of avoiding tears caused by onions!)

  • Salt & Fresh Ground Black Pepper, to taste

  • 1 TSP (more or less) Garlic Powder

  • 2 Pounds Ground Turkey

  • 1-1/2 Cup Italian Bread Crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the BBQ Seasoning, Old Bay, Soy Sauce, Egg, Worcestershire Sauce,  and 1 Cup of the BBQ Sauce.  *I forgot to reserve 1/2 cup of the BBQ Sauce for the top of mine, just FYI. So it ALL went into the meatloaf. ;)

  3. Add the Onion, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, and Bread Crumbs. Mix well with your hands.

  4. Put the meat mixture into your desired pan. I used a small rectangular glass Pyrex baking dish. Shape the meat into a loaf.

  5. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove and add the reserved BBQ Sauce (assuming you didn't forget to reserve it, like I did).  Bake 20 minutes more.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Plated

I have been in search of the perfect meatloaf recipe for my whole married life, people. And in my opinion, THIS is it! It was super moist and super delicious. The Hubs didn't even put ketchup on it! Don't let the turkey fool you--this is one MOIST meatloaf. And it doesn't taste like some fake meat either. We loved it, and I will definitely be using this meatloaf recipe from now on. If you try this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Would love to hear from you.