One of the meals that I will always associate with my both my Momma and my MaMaw would be a good ol' meatloaf. I tried my first attempt last fall and must admit, we were just not over the moon with that particular version - it used a lot of eggs, chunks of bread, then wrapped the loaf in bacon....the finished product just didn't blend well for us in the end. Flipping through my Cuisine Lite magazine, I stumbled on a recipe for a "Skinny Meatloaf" - after reading the ingredients, I found that it was nothing fussy, most of it I already had. I was very interested in the 1/2 ground beef, 1/2 ground turkey combo, clearly it was time to give meatloaf another try. I also liked the sound of a sweet and sour ketchup sauce to which I decided to just dub "snazzy ketchup".
The magazine says that the combination of the turkey and sirloin is what helps keep this meatloaf slim and trim - still contains all the favor but without the excess fat. It claims to cut down on fat by 60%!
Nutritional facts include: 197 calories, 4g total fat, 53mg cholesterol, 15g carbs, 2g protein, 25 mg calcium per serving.
- 3/4 lb. lean ground sirloin
- 3/4 lb. lean ground turkey
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup grated onion (grated onion gives the meatloaf more flavor than diced)
- 2 egg whites
- 3 tbsp. skim milk
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1 tbsp. prepared yellow mustard
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
In the bowl, mold into a loaf form then transfer to a roasting pan.
Stir together the ketchup, mustard and brown sugar in a bowl, then spoon over the meatloaf.
Bake meatloaf until a thermometer reaches 160 degrees - about 45 minutes. Let rest at least 5 minutes before slicing, then serve! Paired with mashed cauliflower potatoes and steamed carrots.