Step 1: Preheat oven to 350. Combine 1 slice bread (torn in pieces) and 1 cup whole milk in a measuring cup. Set aside for a few minutes. Meanwhile, add 1/2 diced yellow onion, 1 minced clove garlic, and 1/2 cup diced thick-cut bacon to a small skillet. Saute over medium heat for 10 minutes, until the onions are translucent.
Step 2: Add the following ingredients to a large mixing bowl: 1 lb. ground turkey breast, the sauteed onion-bacon mixture, the milk-soaked bread (discard the extra milk), 1 large egg, 1.5 tbs. ketchup, 1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce, and 1 tbs. salt.
Mix well to combine -- clean hands are PERFECT for this! Shape the mixture into an oblong mound on a non-stick baking dish or on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment.
Step 3: Make the glaze by combining the following ingredients in a small saucepan: 1/2 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup Dijon mustard, and 1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring often.
Step 4: Spoon or brush the glaze on top of the meatloaf, letting it go down the sides.
Bake the meatloaf for about 1 hour, until the internal temperature reaches 160F. Let the meatloaf rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing, to let the juices redistribute.
This meatloaf is full of flavor and moist, and the kitchen smells wonderful while it cooks! I served it with organic corn on the cob and roasted spiced baby potatoes. The only deviation I made from Tyler's orginal recipe was to leave off the strips of bacon that he wrapped on top of the meatloaf before adding the glaze and cooking. I only had enough bacon in the fridge for what went into the actual loaf! I also halved the original recipe since it's just two of us a Casa Garcia. I hope you'll give this meatloaf a try and that you'll add Tyler Florence Family Meal to your Christmas Wish List!!