Hola friends. The other day I made this treasure for dinner. It’s been a favorite in our household since I saw it on the Today Show a few years back. The best part is that it’s pretty healthy – only 205 calories and 3.5 grams of fat per slice!
Mom’s Turkey Meatloaf, by Ellie Krieger
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1 medium onion, peeled
2 pounds ground turkey breast (I buy the extra lean)
1/2 cup seeded and chopped red bell pepper (1/2 medium pepper)
2 large eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon salt
Black pepper to taste (I usually use 1/4 teaspoon)
One 8-ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce
Gather your ingredients and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Thinly slice about a 1/4 to 1/3 of the onion into rings, and set aside. Finely chop the remainder of the onion.
Then chop your red pepper.
Mix your oats and milk in a small bowl. Let sit for a few minutes.
Combine the milk-oats mixture, eggs, gr. turkey, veggies, ketchup, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce into a large bowl.
Mix all ingredients. (As in, with your hands! Don’t be afraid to get them dirty 🙂 )
Now transfer your giant meatball into a 9 x 13 baking dish. Form into a log that is about 5″ wide by 2″ high.
Top with tomato sauce and onion. Fact: putting the little onion rings on top is my favorite part (yes I’m a huge dork).
Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour to an hour and a 1/2. Thermometer should read 160 in the middle of the loaf.
Remove from the oven and let sit for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Serve with your favorite side of veggies! Hope you enjoy!!
(Recipe Source: Ellie Krieger)