This Is Turkey Two!


Sun-Dried Tomato Meat Loaf with Red Plum Wine Sauce

OMG I’m NLUV, the bird is the word! Hello, hopefully I haven’t lost you with my new text lingo, it’s kind of what I’m into now. JK, of course. Are you a quick texter, I am not, more like a person with Mickey Mouse gloves trying to text, I don’t know how you all do it so well.

I hope you all are doing well on this Monday with only 2 days before we celebrate Independence Day in the U.S. Hopefully, you all have some lovely plans to spend with friends or family and enjoy the Fourth together. Oh yea, the food, sorry for the distraction, I have really been enjoying cooking with turkey, I know it’s nothing new to many of you, but to me not something I have typically cooked with. But holy cow, or should I say holy bird, its delicious. It’s healthy,  low in calories and fat, but high in proteins and B-vitamins. It’s a great canvass for your seasonings and you just feel a bit better without the extra fat from ground beef. I’m not giving up In-N-Out Cheeseburgers or anything, but it’s a great lite tasty alternative.

Tonight’s turkey meat loaf was sooooooo good. As can be seen from the picture, you’ve got these lovely sun dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, onions and basil all   imbedded into the turkey which makes each bite an adventure. The red plum wine sauce is sweet and rich but not too sweet, a great balance of salty and sweet. It’s sure to please. The only caveat to it being EJlicious, is that its bake time is about 55 minutes, but prep time only 30, so keep that in mind.

Have a great new day tomorrow and thanks as always for reading.


Meat loaf:

  • Cooking spray
  • 3 (1-ounce) slices white bread
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomato sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 2 large eggs


  • 1/2 cup plum jelly
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Coat 2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans with cooking spray; set aside.

Step 3

To prepare meat loaves, place bread in food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs form. Combine breadcrumbs, onion, and next 7 ingredients (onion through eggs). Divide meat mixture in half. Press each portion into prepared pans.

Step 4

Bake at 400° for 55 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 180°.

Step 5

To prepare sauce, combine jelly, wine, and flour in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes or until jelly melts.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Erik Johnson, thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Great.

    Liked by 1 person

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