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Pepper Turkey Meat Loaf Recipe

Pepper Turkey Meat Loaf Recipe

I added red peppers, garlic salt, and a sweet-and-sour sauce to my Mom's basic ground-beef recipe. This turkey loaf is now a favorite at church potlucks. John Cotti-Diaz - Del Rio, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-sodium condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, bread crumbs, onion, peppers, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
  • 2. In an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray, pat turkey mixture into a 9-in. x 4-in. loaf. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes; drain if necessary.
  • 3. Meanwhile, combine the soup, brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup, mustard and remaining tomato sauce. Pour 1/2 cup over meat loaf. Bake 20-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Warm remaining sauce; serve with meat loaf. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 282 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 736 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.