Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Meatloaf with onion sauce

For the whole month of September I have eaten and drunk as if it where the holiday season, partly because I was trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer, party because my birthday is on Spetmeber 29th, which means that I feel entitled to party for the whole month.

The result is that now I feel full even before I start eating and that my clothes are a little tight on me, especially my beloved jeans. This, of course, means that I have to lose a couple of pounds and that I have to watch what I eat for a couple of weeks.

What does all this have to do with meatloaf, you might ask? Well, everything, if the meatloaf in question is nutricious yet low fat. And tasty, of course, because I'm a firm believer that if somethig tastes horrible it won't help your diet.


Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup minced mushrooms
  • 6 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs  
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 large egg   
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)

  • For sauce:
    • 3 onions, chopped
    • A glass of white wine
    • Chicken broth


    To prepare loaf:
    Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

    Combine onion, breadcrumbs, and next 7 ingredients (through Tabasco) in a large bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons ketchup.
    Shape mixture into a loaf shape. Wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate for an hour.

    Heat a large pan over medium high heat, coat with cooking spray. Sautee loaf on all sides, turning carefully. Add onions to pan and wine. Let onions cook for a few minutes. Continue cooking loaf for about 30 minutes, basting with broth if sauce gets dry.


    1. This is perfect for my meatloaf-loving husband. Love then onion sauce - really helps juice up the ground turkey. I celebrate my birthday "month" also!

    2. Now you remided me it's been ages since I last made meatloaf..Why not your recipe this evening?



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