Mini Turkey Meatloaf with Onion Gravy

With their crispy coating, juicy interior, and luscious onion gravy, my Mini Turkey Meatloaf recipe is a must-try for any comfort food lover.

Welcome back to the second installment of our Ground Turkey Series! Today, we’re diving into a classic comfort food dish with a twist: Mini Turkey Meatloaf with Onion Gravy. These adorable mini meatloaves pack all the flavor and satisfaction of the traditional version but in a fun, bite-sized package. Whether you call them mini hamburgers or flavor bombs, one thing’s for sure – you’ll want to make them again and again. So, let’s dive into the details.

These mini turkey meatloaves are a delightful blend of crispy exterior and juicy interior. Here’s what makes them stand out:

  1. Crispy Coating: The seasoned panko breadcrumbs give these mini meatloaves a satisfying crunch that contrasts perfectly with the tender turkey inside. It’s a textural delight with every bite!
  2. Juicy and Tender: Despite their cute mini size, these meatloaves are anything but dry. Thanks to the addition of flavorful ingredients and careful cooking, they are juicy and tender, ready to melt in your mouth.
  3. Onion Gravy: What’s meatloaf without a generous drizzle of gravy? My onion gravy takes these mini meatloaves to the next level with its rich, savory flavor. Pour it over your meatloaves and creamy mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort food experience.
Yield: 4 servings

Mini Turkey Meatloaf with Onion Gravy

Mini Turkey Meatloaf with Onion Gravy

With their crispy coating, juicy interior, and luscious onion gravy, my Mini Turkey Meatloaf recipe is a must-try for any comfort food lover.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 white onion, grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for searing

For onion gravy

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine all the ingredients and combine well by hand
  2. Form into a medium meatball shape and slightely flatten, to create a flattened meatball
  3. Gently coat in additional panko breadcrumbs for a crispy exterior *optional
  4. Heat nonstick skillet to medium heat and add olive oil or any neutral cooking oil
  5. Sear mini meatloafs in pan for 3-5 minutes per side on medium heat or until golden brown and interior of meatloaf is cooked through
  6. Remove meatloaf from the pan and remove any excess oil

For onion gravy

  1. In the same skillet, remove any burnt breadcrumbs by wiping pan clean, then add butter
  2. Once butter is melted, add chopped onions and saute until fragrant, about one minute
  3. Add flour and mix well for about one minute to combine and remove raw flour taste
  4. Next, add chicken stock to deglaze the pan and bring to a simmer, continue mixing to avoid clumps
  5. Gravy is done when it's nice and smooth and slightly thickened
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper at the end to avoid an overly salty gravy

Serving Suggestions: Pair these mini turkey meatloaves with creamy, cheesy mashed potatoes for a match made in food heaven. The creamy texture of the mashed potatoes complements the crispy meatloaves, while the cheesy goodness adds an extra layer of indulgence.

And don’t forget to ladle on as much onion gravy as your heart desires! The savory flavor of the gravy ties everything together and elevates the dish to new heights of deliciousness.

With their crispy coating, juicy interior, and luscious onion gravy, these Mini Turkey Meatloaves are a must-try for any comfort food lover. Whether you’re serving them up for a cozy family dinner or impressing guests at a dinner party, these mini meatloaves are sure to be a hit.

So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to enjoy the comforting goodness of these bite-sized flavor bombs. Your taste buds – and your dinner guests – will thank you!

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