Though I’m sure the lean ground turkey we had on hand would probably taste delicious in that BBQ meatloaf recipe, I figured it might be a good time to try out a different meatloaf recipe that specifically called for lean ground turkey.
Em (of HomecookedEm) saved the day!
She posted a recipe for meatloaf that she found on The Newlywed Chef’s blog, and I was smitten. 😉
The recipe was very simple and came together quickly.
While the meatloaf was a-cookin’, we took Sadie on a walk to enjoy the gorgeous weather. Hooray for spring!
We swung by my office on our walk because I forgot my USB cord. Who knew they locked the building after 5:30 p.m.!? You can get out, but you can’t get in!
After sweet-talkin’ the security guard, I managed to get escorted up to my office. Phew! I thought I might have to post without pictures tonight… And what fun is that!?
When we got home from our walk, the smell of the meatloaf filled our apartment.
Ryan and I immediately started snapping the ends off some green beans to enjoy with the loaf.
The meatloaf was hot, hot, hot when it came out of the oven. I sliced us each several pieces to let cool down for a couple of minutes before digging in.
The addition of the vegetable soup mix and the salsa added such a neat flavor dimension to the meatloaf. Ryan and I both really liked this recipe and decided it is definitely a keeper!
As I was packing up the meatloaf leftovers, I couldn’t resist snacking on another slice. This baby is GOOD!
Are you a meatloaf lover?
I’ve always loved meatloaf! It’s like a casserole and delicious meat dish in one! A win, win in my book.
Homestyle Turkey Meatloaf (Adapted by Aly from the Eating For Life Cookbook)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and coat a loaf pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the turkey, onion, egg whites, salsa, oats, soup mix, and black pepper. MIX WELL.
- Press mixture into prepared loaf pan and spread ketchup on top.
- Bake for 60 minutes or until meatloaf is no longer pink in the middle.