Last Night's Dinner

Last Night's Dinner

I’ll be honest, last night I wasn’t too sure what I was making for dinner, as I’ve had a hankering for Polynesian food and meatloaf sounded good as well! Lol So what did I do?? Did I pull out my Hawaiian Cookbooks? or scour Pinterest for great Polynesian dishes? Or did we get take out from the closest L & L? Nope, nope and nope! Lol I think I may have slightly lost my mind (if you find it could you send it home?) I sort of combined both, though once it was all cooked I was totally worried I made a mistake, because as I was cutting into it, things just didn’t have the same feel, so I though ohhhhhh noooo I ruined it! Nope, it turned out damn good I must say! We’re talking perfect outer crust, moist, tender, flavorful meatloaf with a bit of a Polynesian BBQ spin on it. I couldn’t wait to have leftovers today and I’m not much for leftovers!

Ok, here it goes, now this is what I used, but I am sure you could easily tweak it to your tastes:

While I pre-heated the oven to 350 as I combined the following ingredients.

2 lbs. of Ground Turkey, I used Jennie-O, since it is our favorite brand.
2 Lg Eggs lightly beaten
1/4 - 1/3 Cup of Italian Bread Crumbs
1 Tablespoon of Hoisin Sauce
1/4 Cup of Milk
1 8oz Can of lightly drained Crushed Pineapple
1/2 Teaspoon of fresh grated Ginger or a 1/4 Teaspoon of Powdered Ginger
1/4 Teaspoon of Granulated Garlic or Garlic Powder (Not Garlic Salt)
1/2 Teaspoon of Dried Italian Herbs
1/4 Teaspoon of Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon of Smoked Paprika

In a large bowl, I combine all my wet ingredients as well as seasonings until well blended, then I add in the bread crumbs, mix until combined and then I add the ground Turkey.

Once nicely combined, I add it to my Meatloaf pan, I than top the Meatloaf with the Topping sauce (Recipe below) and put it into my Pre-Heated 350-degree oven, set the timer for 1 hour 10 mins depending on your oven as ovens may vary, I check it at 1 hour and once it’s reached an internal temp of 160 F I pull it out of the oven and let it rest for about 5-7 mins.

Topping sauce:
3 Tablespoons of Hoisin Sauce
1 Tablespoon of Honey
1 Teaspoon of Ketchup
Mix to combine and top the Meatloaf prior to putting it in the oven.

Though I am a Jennie-O Switch Circle Blogger this is Not a sponsored post, I purchased the product myself.