Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Skinny Meatloaf with a Snazzy Ketchup Sauce

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.

Grocery List:
  • 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
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine ground sirloin, ground turkey, bread crumbs, parsley, onion, egg whites, milk, Worcestershire, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl, using your hands to mix.

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.



  1. YUM! I'd love for you to join me for Figure Friendly Friday. It's a new blog carnival for recipes under 500 calories. This looks so good, can't wait to try it.

  2. Kate - this looks amazing! I'm always looking for ways to vary up boring old meatloaf too! I can't wait to add this to my list of things to make!

    Hope you are doing well. Big changes are on the way for me. Details revealed soon. In the mean time, Have a Happy Easter! I'm heading to vacation next week! :-)


  3. Mmmm this looks yummy!
    And much healthier than the average meatloaf :)


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