Probably one of the best meatloaf recipes I have ever made. No joke! This one is utter perfection when it comes to a loaf of meat. My barbecue turkey and sweet potato meatloaf may sound a bit crazy but hang in.
It is fantastic and can actually be used with other leftover recipes. The recipe I have written out states that you need a one large, fresh sweet potato to boil in turkey stock and then puree. If you have about 2 cups of leftover mashed sweet potatoes from another dinner then you can use that instead of making fresh. Heat it up with 1/4 cup of turkey or chicken stock. Don’t forget the garlic and the onions though. That is what really makes it.
My sweet potato meatloaf is made with two kinds of meat as well. I use ground turkey and ground beef. The ground turkey is very soft and the meatloaf will fall apart if it didn’t have the added ground beef. The two meat combination is outstanding.
The barbecue part of the is entree comes from the barbecue sauce. You can buy your favorite store bought brands or you can make your very own. I love to make my own barbecue sauces. I have a great variety of homemade sauces I like for a number of recipes. But a basic barbecue sauce works perfect for this meatloaf recipe.
So I hope you love it as much as our family did and leave a comment to let me know.
Cost to make recipe.
This recipe serves only as an entree. I have rounded up the cost to about $10.00 for the entire meatloaf. This entree makes about eight serving slices which comes to about $1.25 per slice.
As a homesteader I can grow a lot of the ingredients. The onions, garlic, sweet potato, and eggs are all grown here which can save some on this recipe. We also make our own barbecue sauce and breadcrumbs from bread loaf ends. Unfortunately, the bulk of the cost comes from ground meats.
This recipe, Barbecue Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatloaf, is adapted from Ambitious Kitchen food blog.