Spicy Turkey Meat Loaf with Ketchup Topping

A few months ago, I made a meat loaf recipe that I enjoyed so much, I decided right then and there that it would be my go-to meat loaf recipe from here on out.  But, I had this Spicy Turkey Meat Loaf with Ketchup Topping tucked away in my recipe binder so I had to try it out also.  I almost didn’t want to like it because I loved the other recipe so much but oh boy, now I’m torn!

The “spicy” in this meat loaf is from Sriracha, hot chile sauce, which is a staple in my refrigerator.  It’s spiciness creeps up on you but is tamed slightly by the sweetness in the ketchup topping.  Since I’m in love with spicy food lately, I think I uttered “Yum” after every single bite.  The other special ingredient in this meat loaf is mushrooms.  Not only to do they add a low-calorie flavor boost but they also help keep the meat loaf incredibly moist.  I guess it’s better to have two winning meat loaf recipes than to have none at all, right?

Also check out Cheesy Turkey Meat Loaf.

The ingredients:

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and cook onion, mushrooms, and garlic to pan for 8 minutes.  Remove from heat, place in a large bowl and allow to cool.

Add panko, broth, parsley, soy sauce, Sriracha, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, ground turkey, and egg to the mushroom mixture and mix until just combined.

In a small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, dry mustard, and nutmeg.

Pat turkey mixture into a loaf pan and top with ketchup mixture.  Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°F.

Additions:  None


  • Worcestershire sauce

Substitutions:  None

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Cooking Light Magazine



  1. Andrew smith says:

    the best and easiest meatloaf i’ve ever made. I thought with so few ingredients it won’t have much flavor but it was so good there wasn’t any left over. I’m already planning on making it again next week. It’s a keeper.

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