The Best Turkey Meatloaf

I have tried many turkey meatloaf recipes and this is a recipe I tweaked and made my own.  They were either too dry, not flavorful enough, or were just too complicated to make!  My husband in his training at the academy to become a Firefighter, had brought this in one day and the guys tried some and absolutely loved it.  This is when I knew I needed to share this with my female readers!  One way to a man’s heart is definitely through making him comfort food.  I like to pair this meal with steamed veggies and baked sweet potatoes, or mashed cauliflower.

Turkey Meatloaf

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion, chopped finely (1 ½ cups)

2 garlic cloves, minced

¾ teaspoon of sea salt, divided

½ teaspoon pepper, divided

1 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1/3 cup fat free, less-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

1 tablespoons ketchup (use organic ketchup – less sugar)

1 ¾ pounds ground turkey, 94 or 97% lean

¾ cup old fashioned oats (uncooked)

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Glaze

2 tablespoons of ketchup (use organic, it has less sugar)

1 tablespoon of mustard

1 teaspoon of light brown sugar

1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper; cook, stirring, 1 minute.  Stir in Worcestershire sauce, broth, and ketchup; transfer mixture to a large bowl, and cool.
  2. Add turkey, oatmeal, egg, egg white, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper to mixture in bowl, and mix until combined. (mixture will be fairly wet)
  3. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat lightly with olive oil cooking spray. Form the turkey mixture into a loaf on pan.
  4. In a small bowl, combine ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce and brush on meatloaf evenly. Bake 1 hour or until meat thermometer inserted into center registers 170°.  Let meatloaf stand 5 minutes before serving.