Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Eating Healthier with Turkey Meatloaf

Why would you want to learn to make turkey meatloaf?  Well, because meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food.  It makes many of us think of home, and eating dinner at the table while we are fighting with our siblings.  However, while comforting, meatloaf isn't always the healthiest of meals.  In fact if you make it the traditional way, it can be very high in both fat and calories.  If you are one of the many millions of people trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle, meatloaf is probably on your list of foods that you have to stop eating.  But what if you don"t want to give up one of your favortie foods?

Well, I am here to tell you, you don't have to and I am going to show you how to make a much healthier version using ground turkey instead of ground beef.  I know what you are thinking, ground turkey is bland and it will turn out to be very dry.  Not true, if you follow my recipe your family will compliment you over and over about how it is the best meatloaf you have ever made.  So let's get started creating.

  • 2 Lbs ground turkey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Wheat Thins Toasted Chips, Golden Gate Garlic and Rosemary, crushed
  • 1 medium brown onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 12 oz jar Heinz Rich Mushroom Gravy

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Prepare a 9x5 inch loaf pan wth cooking spray.

Add the eggs to the ground turkey and mix well.

Next add your crushed crackers, onion, herbs, onion soup mix and Worcestshire Sauce, mix well.  Add 1/4 cup of the mushroom gravy mix and shape into loaf to fit the pan.

Pour remaining gravy over the top and bake, covered loosely with foil, for 1 hour or until meat is cooked thoroughly.

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