Barbecue-glazed turkey meatloaf

3
2
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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
4 hr 40 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
4 hr 30 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Meatloaf is a comfort food classic, and this slow cooker version is as delicious as any cooked in the oven. Mixed with herbs and seasonings, the ground meat is bound with cheese, breadcrumbs, and a whole egg, which help the loaf hold its shape. The slow, moist heat that this slow cooker method provides keeps the lean ground turkey moist and juicy while all the flavors come together. A sweet-and-savory glaze brushed over the meat for the last part of cooking adds more flavor and that characteristic, rich color you expect. Leftovers are surprisingly delicious served cold, but also make a great taco filling when crumbled or can be woven into soups and quiche.

Ingredients

Uncooked extra lean ground turkey breast

1¼ pound(s), Skinless

Dried plain breadcrumbs

cup(s), seasoned

Weight Watchers Reduced-fat Mexican style shredded cheese

¼ cup(s), shredded

Uncooked onion(s)

¼ cup(s), minced

Egg(s)

1 large, lightly beaten

Dried oregano

1 tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Ketchup

2 Tbsp

Packed light brown sugar

2 tsp

Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp

Mustard

1 tsp, spicy brown variety

Instructions

  1. Fold a 24-inch length of foil in half lengthwise. Fit into the bottom and up the sides of a 5–6-quart slow cooker insert.
  2. Put the turkey, bread crumbs, cheese, onion, egg, oregano, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; mix with hands until well combined. Shape the mixture into a loaf and place on the foil in the slow cooker.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook until the meatloaf juices run clear or an instant read thermometer inserted in the center of the meatloaf registers 165°F, 3–4 hours on high or 6–8 hours on low.
  4. Combine the ketchup, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard in a small bowl. Spoon the mixture over the meatloaf, spreading it smooth. Cover the slow cooker and cook until the glaze is heated through, about 30 minutes longer. With the help of the foil, lift the meatloaf from the slow cooker and transfer to a platter. Discard foil and cut the meatloaf into 6 slices. Yields 1 slice meatloaf per serving.

Notes

We line the slow cooker insert with foil—a little trick to help you lift out the finished meatloaf. And, because foods cooked in a slow cooker tend to look pale, we coat the loaf with a colorful barbecue-sauce glaze.