Clean Eating: Turkey Meatloaf

January 30, 2013

I love me some turkey meatloaf! Especially when it’s a high protein meal with hidden vegetables and lots of flavor! My boys especially enjoyed this recipe and managed to eat all of their dinner. It only took 5 minutes to mix all the recipes together then put in a baking dish to bake for one hour.

I found the original recipe for this Quaker Oatmeal Prize Winning Meatloaf here.

1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey
3/4 cup Quaker® Oats
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup catsup
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients in large bowl; mix lightly but thoroughly.

Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until meatloaf is to medium doneness (160°F for beef, 170°F for turkey), until not pink in center and juices show no pink color. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

As good as the meatloaf is, it would not be complete without the sauce. Mom formed the mixture into a loaf and placed it in the middle of a roast pan to cook. Twenty minutes before it was done, the grease/liquid was drained off. She then covered the meatloaf with 1/2 cup of grated onion, followed by 1 cup of (Heinz) ketchup mixed with 4T of brown sugar, 4T vinegar, 2T Worchestershire Sauce; heated mixed ingredients but did not boil. I always make a double batch to spoon over each piece.

Cover and refrigerate leftovers promptly and use within 2 days, or wrap airtight and freeze up to 3 months.


  • Reply Carole February 4, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is all about meatloaf. I do hope you link this nice one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Have a great week.

  • Reply christine nieto November 2, 2013 at 7:23 am

    How many calories does the turkey meatloaf have and the healthy chicken adobo recipe?

  • Reply Erin December 24, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Thank you for the fantastic recipe Maria! It was a hugh hit with my husband. For those interested, I calculated 1220 calories in whole “loaf” and we ate about 1/8 of loaf as serving which would be 153 calories 🙂

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