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Brick-Shaped Turkey Meatloaf with Cranberry Charoset


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Brick-Shaped Turkey Meatloaf with Cranberry Charoset

This turkey meatloaf has carrots and mushrooms mixed in it to give great flavor and texture. It is served with a unique cranberry apple charoset/chutney.


  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 45 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour


4-6 Servings


  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2–3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (240 g) mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2.2 lb (1 kg) ground turkey
  • 1 cup (200 g) breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 eggs

Cranberry Sauce (Charoset)

  • 1 15 oz. (425 g) can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 cups (480 g) coarsely chopped apples
  • 1/2cup (120 g) chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) orange juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sweet red wine
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Sugar, to taste


Preheat oven to 350ºF (180°C).

Sauté onion and garlic in oil until onion is soft, 3–5 minutes. Add carrot and cook 5 more minutes. Add mushrooms, salt, and pepper, and cook 5 more minutes. Stir in parsley and set aside.

Stir together ground turkey, breadcrumbs, ketchup, and eggs; then add vegetable mixture.

Form into a brick either by using a loaf pan or by molding the brick with your hands in a greased baking dish. Spread with additional ketchup and bake for 45 minutes.

Cranberry Sauce (Charoset)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate.

TO SERVE: Cut one slice of meatloaf, then cut it in half. Spread the charoset as the mortar between the two halves, then sandwich them together again (as pictured). Serve extra sauce on the side.


Source: Eating The Bible Cookbook


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4 Responses to Brick-Shaped Turkey Meatloaf with Cranberry Charoset

  1. Found this to be too much work; prefer simpler (but good) recipes

  2. This sounds wonderful; the combo of turkey and cranberry is classic. Looks good too.

  3. avatar says: Patti

    My family LOVED this meatloaf recipe.! I had to substitute ground chicken as the kosher butcher nearby was out of turkey. In addition, I simply simmered whole cranberries, chopped apples and orange juice. We just spooned it over each piece of meatloaf and it was delicious!

  4. avatar says: NathalieB

    At which point would this be frozen?

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