Turkey Lovers Meatloaf

2nd Place Winning Recipe – 2016 Blogger Recipe Challenge – Submitted by Bake & Style

Prep time: 20 min          Cook time: 45 min          Serves: 6-8


2 lbs ground turkey (85% lean)
2 celery stalks, finely diced
1/2 white onion, finely diced
2 carrots, grated
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 tbsp Worcestershire
2 large eggs
1/2 cup water
1 packet Savory Meatloaf spice blend 
8-10 slices turkey bacon
Brown Butter Mushroom Gravy:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup mushrooms
1/2 tsp rubbed sage
1 tsp minced garlic
2 cups unsalted beef stock 
2 tbsp flour 
You can substitute 2 tsp Perfect Steak  or Versatile Veggies spice blend for the sage and garlic
Pureed Sweet Potatoes: 
4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
4 tbsp salted butter, melted
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
Note: You can substitute 1.5 tsp Shrimp Scampi  or Garlic Lovers for the garlic powder and paprika


 For the meatloaf: Pre-heat oven to 375. In a large bowl combine all ingredients except for the turkey bacon. Mix well. Dump onto a sheet pan lined with foil and form into 8-10 inch loaf. Cover top with turkey bacon making sure to tuck edges underneath. Bake 45-60 minutes.
For the gravy: While meatloaf is baking, prepare gravy. Melt butter and simmer until browned, about 5-8 minutes. Add in mushrooms, sage and garlic. Stir to combine. Add in beef stock, simmer 8-10 minutes or until mushrooms are soft. Add flour 1 TBS at a time, whisking until thick.
For the sweet potatoes: While meatloaf is baking, boil sweet potatoes until fork tender. Place in food processor, puree while adding in melted butter, garlic and paprika.

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