My love is meatloaf flavored. I just wish my meatloaf was also meatloaf flavored. ― Dora J. Arod
So dieting sucks. There. I said it. All the cleanses and diets in the world still won’t make me hate good food, which is why during this last diet (Advocare 24 Day Challenege) I needed a little bit of comfort food in my life.
A meatloaf is literally that, a loaf of meat, but using ground turkey is tricky. It does not hold together as well as a ground beef would and that’s due to it’s fat content. So knowing this I still attempted a delicious and perfect turkey meatloaf.
For your ingredients, you will need:
- 2 pounds of ground turkey, depending on how you like the fat content you can go as lean or as fatty as you’d like
- 1 6oz can of tomato paste
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 3/4 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 white onion
- 2 Tbsp olive oil mayonnaise
- Oregano (to taste)
- Basil (to taste)
- Dehydrated garlic/garlic powder (to taste)
- Salt (to taste)
Now with a medium sized bowl, mix the tomato paste, egg, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, onion, and mayonnaise. You can also add any number of spices listed under those ingredients at this time.
Make sure while you’re doing that you preheat your oven to 375° so that it’s ready when you’re ready.
Now add your turkey to the mix and with your hands, yes hand, mix it so that it’s evenly dispersed. Take a glass pan and I usually spray it with cooking spray for less sticking so I would recommend doing that or you can rub it down with olive oil.
Form your meat mixture into a loaf on the glass pan. Bake for 1 hour or until the internal temp is 160°. You are using turkey so I would recommend that you make sure the temperature is more accurate.
And that’s it. Super easy and a crowd pleaser while still being really healthy and diet friendly!
Taylor, The Food Lover Gone Southern