Rating: 5 stars
80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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. 

Kathy Kingsley; Wine pairing by Andrea Immer Robinson
Recipe by Health December 2006

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Credit: Yunhee Kim

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 hr 6 mins
total:
1 hr 11 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1/8 of loaf)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.)

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; fat 7g; saturated fat 1.5g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 25g; carbohydrates 13g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 75mg; iron 2mg; sodium 356mg; calcium 36mg.
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