Friday, January 20, 2012

Comfort Food....

Gathering ingredients for Home-Style Meatloaf.

Ground white meat turkey and chopped sirloin in green bowl, ready to add to other ingredients.

Meatloaf mixture in lined dish, ready to bake.

Out of the oven; loving the aroma!

Cut in half; slice one half into four slices for four servings.

Served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh garden greens!

One of the first things I think of when I think comfort food is meatloaf.  This recipe comes from the Weight Watchers Best Eats Cookbook, 2008.


3/4 cup quick cook oatmeal
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup diced onion
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
3/4 pound ground skinless turkey breast
3/4 pound lean ground beef (7% fat or less)  I used chopped sirloin.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 5x9-inch loaf pan with foil.
- Combine the oatmeal, milk, broth, carrots, onion, egg, parsley, garlic, mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.  Gently mix the turkey and beef in a medium bowl.  Add the meat mixture to the oatmeal mixture; mix just until blended.
- Spoon the mixture into the pan and smooth the top.  Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf registers 160 degrees F, about 1 hour.  Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.  Remove the meatloaf from the pan and cut in half.  Cut one half into 4 slices and serve at once.  Let the remaining half cool completely; cut into 2 pieces.  Wrap each piece, and refrigerate to serve as leftovers.  

I am not authorized to include anything regarding nutritional information or points value; however, I will mention this.  Portion control is a biggie for me, so I limit myself to the serving that is suggested by the recipe.

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Thank you so much for reading and commenting.


  1. Oh, yes!!! Always love meatloaf, and the leftovers are a necessity! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

  2. That sounds just great, Nellie. We love meatloaf here, too. My son-in-law hates meatloaf but likes my own because I don't put tomato sauce on top. What time is dinner?;>) xo Diana

  3. This sounds wonderful, and no guilt! Yummy sandwiches coming up.