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Turkey and Apricot Meatloaf
- Active time:30 min
- Start to finish:2 hr
- 1 cup coarse fresh bread crumbs (from 2 slices white sandwich bread)
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 2 medium celery ribs, finely chopped
- 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 lb ground dark-meat turkey
- 1/2 cup dried California apricots, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 3 tablespoons apricot preserves, divided
- 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons water
Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.
Soak bread crumbs in milk in a large bowl.
Meanwhile, cook celery, carrot, onion, and garlic with chile powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add to bread-crumb mixture with turkey, dried apricots, parsley, 1 tablespoon preserves, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, 1 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and mix with your hands until just combined. Form into a 9- by 5-inch oval loaf (mixture will spread slightly) in a 13- by 9-inch shallow baking dish.
Stir together water, remaining 2 tablespoons preserves, and remaining 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce and brush over surface of meatloaf. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 165°F, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.