Slowly but surely I am trying to change my eating habits. I an helping a friend learn how to cook who is very health conscious. This time I made a meatloaf. The old me would use hamburger and maybe regular italian sausage. This time I used ground turkey, turkey italian sausage and a little bit of ground beef. I had put a little bit in it.
I must say it came out excellent! I like the McCormick seasoning pack for meat loaf and you know I add my own stuff.
1lb. Ground Turkey
3 links Turkey Italian Sausage
1/4 lb ground beef
onions, bell pepper – 1/4 each – chopped
4 cloves of fresh garlic
2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Meat Loaf Seasoning
1/4 c milk
Seasonings – italian, old bay, lemon pepper, chicken seasoning
Turn the oven on 350 degrees. I sauteed onions, bell pepper, and garlic in olive oil first. Put the meat in a bowl and mixed it all together. Add the vegetables after they were sauteed for about 3 minutes. Add all the seasonings, egg, milk. Mix everything together and form as loaf in a glass backing dish. Bake for approximately an hour – not too much longer or else it could be dry.
For the sides – I prepared steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes. My trick with mashed potatoes is to cook with half water, half milk. Add garlic (anykind), butter and boil til soft. I may even put some shredded cheese in it when I mash the potatoes. I like brown gravy for my meatloaf as well. I do not like it with tomato sauce.
I have another receipe I tried that was very good that my daughter wanted me to make – but this is my old reliable that I can pull together when there isn’t much time to cook and it will last a few days. It’s always better the 2nd day!