Recipes

Nutty Turkey Loaf with Cracked Cranberry and Orange Sauce

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, July 21, 2015

Aired July 21, 2015

Serves 6
Ingredients

1 large organic orange
1 bag fresh cranberries
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 rib celery with leafy tops, finely chopped
1 small carrot, peeled and grated or finely chopped
1/4 cup dry sherry or white wine
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup pine nuts 
1 1/2 pounds 94% lean ground turkey
Salt and pepper
About 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
8 to 10 sage leaves sage, very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons thyme, finely chopped
Olive oil, for drizzling

Preparation

Peel orange and cut peel into strips. Juice peeled orange into a pot and add orange peel strips, cranberries, 1 cup water and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat a bit and let berries bubble away until they burst and form a sauce. Remove peel and cool to room temperature or chill.
 
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook onion, celery and carrot to very tender, 10 minutes. Add sherry or wine and evaporate; cool.     
 
Toast the nuts together in a small pan and cool.
 
Preheat oven to 400°F.
 
Place turkey in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cloves. Moisten breadcrumbs with milk and squeeze out excess; add to meat along with the egg. Add chopped parsley, sage, thyme and cooled vegetables, and mix to combine. Form a loaf 4 inches wide and 3 inches tall on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 1 hour in the center of oven. 
 
Slice meatloaf and serve with cranberry sauce alongside.