Mom's Meatloaf

"Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double-beatloaf. I hate meatloaf." Except for this one.

Please don't go running from this post. Please. I'm begging. Yes, I agree, meatloaf isn't the most appetizing sounding dish. Couldn't there be a better, prettier, name for it? I've been thinking of all sorts of different names, but I've got nothin'. If you have any "a-ha" moments and come up with something more creative and appealing, please, let me know.

Alright, let's get back to the topic at hand. Meatloaf. Growing up (before I knew what ground beef really was) my mom made this meatloaf. It. Was. So. Good. Served up with some mashed potatoes and string green beans, DELISH! When I retrieved this from the archives I knew switching up ground beef with ground turkey would be no problemo. I was spot on.

This dish is not too ketchup-y, it never comes out too dry, and it's action packed with flavor.

Mom's Meatloaf
2 lbs ground turkey (or ground beef)
3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 tsp salt
1 cup oatmeal
2 eggs
2 Tbsp chopped onion
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp ketchup

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine all ingredients, mix well.
Put meat mixture in 9x13 pan.
Poke holes in meat (a wooden spoon works well).

1 small can tomato soup
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard

Combine all topping ingridents into a sauce pan.
Heat sauce on medium-high until well blended, just before sauce begins to boil.
Pour sauce over meat loaf.
Bake meat loaf for 1 hour.
It'd be a cardinal sin if you didn't serve these with mashed potatoes, so don't forget those.

When I prepared this my mom was in town, and she commented on how great the turkey worked. Scott wants to find a topping that doesn't contain tomato soup. Can someone please tell the man that there isn't a meatloaf recipe out there that doesn't have tomatoes incorporated into it somehow?! This will be made again (and again, and again), tomato soup and all.

Please try this. You just might change your tune when it comes to meatloaf.

Source: Grandma D

1 comment:

  1. I have never put turkey instead of beef into mine, but might have to try that! Here's my recipe:


    I wouldn't have thought of adding applesauce and oatmeal. You guys might not like ours though as it's VERY ketchup-y, but that's how we like it! :)