Barley and Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

This is no ordinary turkey meatloaf recipe. The pearled barley will disappear into your meat and boost flavor.

| December 2009/January 2010

Barley seems like the perfect antidote to many of the things that ail us. Try our barley and turkey meatloaf recipe to bring this nutritious grain into your kitchen, and see Sweet and Savory Barley Recipes for barley nutritional information and more great barley recipes.

Barley and Turkey Meatloaf With Sage


1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 cup pearled barley, rinsed
1 1⁄4 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp thyme leaves
2 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

For topping:
3 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp mustard
1 tbsp brown sugar


Heat the oil in a sauté pan, then add the onions and carrots, and sauté until the onions are clear. Add the barley and stock, and bring to a boil. Cook for 30 minutes. When all the stock is absorbed, transfer the mixture to a colander to drain and cool completely.

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