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.
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
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
- 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.
- 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)
- Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat lightly with olive oil cooking spray. Form the turkey mixture into a loaf on pan.
- 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.