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Classic Meatloaf

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 3/4 c. quick or old fashioned oatmeal
  • 3/4 c. finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in large bowl; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape meatloaf mixture into 10x6-inch loaf on rack of broiler pan. Bake until center of meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees (beef) or 170 degrees (turkey), about 50 to 55 minutes. Juices should show no pink color. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Cover and refrigerate leftovers promptly and use within two days, or wrap airtight and freeze up to 3 months.

Makes 8 servings.

Per serving: 230 calories, 13 grams (g) of fat, and 1 g of dietary fiber.

Filed under: turkey, beef, main dish, protein, bake
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