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Sweet and Saucy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe


turkey meatloaf recipe

Sweet and Saucy Turkey Meatloaf

Stephanie Gallagher

Sweet and Saucy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

This turkey meatloaf recipe borrows flavors from a lot of favorite recipes, including buffalo chicken wings, sweet and sour chicken and more for a zesty meatloaf recipe your family won't forget. The apricot sauce makes this turkey meatloaf recipe worthy of serving to company.

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 potato hamburger roll
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1-1/4 lb. ground turkey
  • .
  • For Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup apricot jelly
  • 3 Tbsp. sweet Thai chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions and a pinch of sugar. Let onions cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and kosher salt together in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Tear hamburger roll into pieces and place in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until roll turns into bread crumbs. Add to the egg mixture.

  4. Add blue cheese, caramelized onions and ground turkey to the mixing bowl. Mix until combined. Form turkey mixture into a loaf and place on a sturdy baking sheet.

  5. Whisk together apricot jelly, Thai chili sauce and soy sauce until smooth. Pour over turkey meatloaf.

  6. Bake 40-50 minutes until turkey is cooked through (170 degrees F, as measured by an instant read thermometer).

  7. Let turkey meatloaf rest 15 minutes before cutting.
Makes 4-6 servings of turkey meatloaf.

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