Turkey, thyme & leek meatloaf

Turkey, thyme & leek meatloaf

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A yummy meatloaf that is perfect for a midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
302
protein
37g
carbs
20g
fat
8g
saturates
2g
fibre
3g
sugar
3g
salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 large leeks, sliced
  • 500g pack turkey mince
  • 2 sprigs thyme, leaves removed
  • 85g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 rashers lean back bacon, fat trimmed, chopped

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Heat the oil in a frying pan, then soften the leeks for 5 mins. Line the base of a 28 x 18cm baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Mix the mince, thyme, two-thirds of the breadcrumbs, leeks and egg together with a little seasoning, then tip into the tin. Press the mixture firmly into the tin, then ruffle the surface with a fork. Mix the remaining breadcrumbs and bacon together and scatter over the top. Cook for 15 mins, then finish under the grill until golden and crisp on top. Serve with boiled potatoes and carrots.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2006

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charlotte_joanne's picture
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I really liked this recipe. However I would probably use less leeks if I made it again. I would agree that it definitely needs gravy with it as well!

mistyfield's picture
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Really quick and tasty. I steamed the leeks for 5 minutes before mixing the ingredients so that I didn't need to use oil. Also added half a grated courgette I needed to use up. Would definitely make this again.

princessfalula's picture
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Ooh, forgot to rate it!

princessfalula's picture
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Really yum! I use more bacon than the recipe suggests, but instead of putting it on the top incorporate it into the rest of the mixture. Also I add grated courgette to the recipe too to up the veg content. A great recipe which is delicious hot or cold!

julesthenorweegie's picture
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This was absolutely fantastic! You should have seen the smile on my face once I tried it the first time. A little salt (and possibly pepper) definitely adds to it, but either way it's a great meal. I'd highly recommend it!

no1ginger's picture
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Very tasty, very meaty, maybe a little heavy and could use more breadcrumbs? Correct portion size too.

jacquil's picture
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As standard meatloaf, I wasn't that impressed. The following day, chopped into chunks and fried as sort of meatballs with pasta and a spicy tomato sauce, it was much improved.

kefalonia's picture
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Smashing mid-week supper. I use pork & beef mince for more flavour & fry some chopped bacon, chopped onion & a couple of crushed garlic cloves in with the leeks. I also add some freshly grated parmesan to the topping mixture. This meal freezes very well.

cpayne01's picture
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I made this last night and added a little left over pepperoni and cheese to the topping which gave an extra crunch! Lovely recipe, will be good for xmas leftovers!

tahbepet's picture

Made this tonight and yum! As we're not watching the fat, I added extra bacon in the mix itself, while not adding any salt as it was feeding under 5s. Doubled the thyme. Didn't have any leeks, so used red onions and coarsely grated carrot, which I softened with the onions. Served with steamed broccoli and pasta. Delish!!

sammendez1's picture
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Very quick and easy to prepare. Followed suggestions and added a lot more thyme and it worked well. If I wasn't worried about the calories I would definitely suggest a lot more bacon for the top :)
Testy meal though; I served with spicy red cabbage and baby sweetcorn.

irutsun's picture

Just had this for dinner and it was awesome.

Had no leeks so I used one and a half large onions instead. Really really good.

durfeanor13's picture

Fab! Didn't do the whole breadcrumbs on top thing, did do extra bacon. Also minced turkey steaks cos it was cheaper. Had it with new potatoes simply cut in half and tossed with a table spoon of oil and a crumbled chicken stock cube and then cooked in the oven for about 20 minutes before the loaf went in so they were ready at the same time. Lovely!

vanessa3338's picture
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Loved this dish. I was amazed at the lovely flavours that came from relatively simple ingredients. So simple and quick to prepare & cook. Will def become a favourite supper dish and will make extra for cold leftovers for next day packed lunches. I used dried thyme and this seemed to work just as well as fresh.

felicityhm's picture
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Very tasty!

jenki2's picture
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Really Quick and Easy Recipe! Flavours were divine!!
Perfect mid-week recipe!

ladyverte's picture

Really tasty. I substituted thyme for oregano as our garden is going crazy with it and also added garlic. Delish!

hannah89's picture
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I made this last night as dieting and this is low and its brilliant for filling you up, but overall a bit bland. Needed gravy to make it more interesting.

drainser78's picture
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I loved this, sooo easy however it's better with gravey or cranberry sauce!

purpleflufff's picture
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I also used Pork mince instead of Turkey (I couldnt get hold of any turkey mince) but I will try again with turkey next time if possible. I really liked this and my OH loved it! I have been told I must make it again! Was pretty easy to do too and cheap. I served with cheesy courgettes.

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