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Turkey Meatloaf

Yunhee Kim
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 6 mins
Yield

Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1/8 of loaf)

Hands down, this is one of the best turkey meatloaves we've ever tasted. Even weighing in much lighter than a traditional meatloaf in terms of calories and fat, this rendition is exceptionally succulent thanks to the addition of chicken broth. Utilizing 97% lean turkey is the key to keeping this recipe low-calorie and low in fat (especially in saturated fat); however, you could certainly use ground turkey with a higher fat percentage or a different ground meat entirely, like ground chicken or pork, if that's what you have on hand. Any leftovers are excellent for sandwiches. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup, divided
  • 1 3/4 pounds ground turkey, 97% lean
  • 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Nutrition Information

  • calories 208
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 25 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 75 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 356 mg
  • calcium 36 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, broth, and 1 tablespoon ketchup; transfer mixture to a large bowl, and cool.

  2. Add turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, egg white, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to mixture in bowl, and mix well. (Mixture will be very moist.)

  3. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat lightly with cooking spray. Form the turkey mixture into a loaf, and place on the pan. Brush meatloaf evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons ketchup. Bake 1 hour or until thermometer inserted into center registers 170°. Let meatloaf stand 5 minutes before serving.

  4. Andrea's wine pick: A smooth, plump-fruited California Merlot will stand up to the homey meatiness and richness of meatloaf. Try HRM Rex Goliath Merlot ($99)--you can call it "Rex" for short.