Turducken Meatloaf


By cyclonebill from Copenhagen, Denmark [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

A turkducken is a creole dish involving turkey stuffed with cornbread stuffing and whole duck, which in turn is stuffed with more stuffing and a whole, stuffed chicken. Though it taste divine, but putting them all together means a lot of hard work. Deboning the poultry birds, preparing three types of stuffing and cooking the stuffed turducken for 9 long hours can be time-consuming and often take a toll on you.

But don’t let this keep you away from this yummy delight. Swap the whole birds for their ground meat version, blend them with the ingredients which goes into the making the authentic stuffing and bake them into a elegant loaf of meat. It has all the flavors of an authentic turducken but free of hassles and gets ready in just an hour.

It’s easy on your pocket too! So all you need is delicious meat gravy or fruit compote to elevate the flavors from good to great!


Serves: 6-8

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 lb ground duck
  • 2 egg yolks
  •  1 egg
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


  • Warm up your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a saute pan and throw in the chopped onion.
  • Saute for a while, while stirring at times, until they turn soft and cover with a lid.
  • Sweat the onions to speed up the cooking and cook until they become tender enough to appear creamier; set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, place all the ground meats in a large mixing bowl and add the sautéed onions into it.
  • Sprinkle the chopped herbs, salt and pepper in additions to a splash of lemon juice and stir them all together to mix well.
  • Transfer this mixture into a large, pre-greased baking dish and press against on top and sides to shape it like a loaf.
  • Bake in the hot oven for 45 minutes and switch the oven to broiler mode.
  • Broil for 5-7 minutes or until the surface turns a pleasant brownish tone.
  • Remove from oven and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  • Slice and serve.