1 3/4 lbs. ground turkey
1 small sweet or red onion, peeled
1 medium to large carrot, peeled, trimmed
3 cloves fresh peeled garlic
1/2 cup organic ketchup
2 tablespoons molasses
3/4 cup brown rice cereal (the "rice crispy" kind)
A pinch of nutmeg
A pinch of cinnamon
1 teaspoon thyme
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Put the ground turkey into a large bowl and using a fork or spoon, break it apart it a bit.
Roughly chop the onion and carrot into same sized chunks and place them into a food processor; add the garlic; pulse until the veggies are uniformly diced- fine- not too chunky; add them to the turkey. Toss lightly with a spoon or fork to quickly distribute the veggies. Add the ketchup, molasses, brown rice cereal, spices and thyme. Mix it all up using a light touch; try not to over-mix it into mush (over-mixing makes for a dense loaf).
If the mixture is too dry at this point, add a little more ketchup. If it feels too wet, add more cereal. You want a nice stick-together balance.
Spoon the meatloaf mixture into a standard size loaf pan and firmly press into place, smoothing and rounding the top of the loaf so that the sides are lower than the edge of the loaf pan.
I spread barbecue sauce over the top, and it was really good!
Bake in a pre-heated oven for 40 minutes.