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The Best Meatloaf

I love meatloaf. Pretty much anyway it’s made, but my favorite meatloaf is made with ground beef and ground turkey. It just seems more substantial and doesn’t fall apart as easy.

Making it with turkey also makes me feel like I’m at least eating a little healthier too and there definitely isn’t near as much grease.

P1010273 I begin by getting everything out that I will need and then cube up some day (really a couple of days) old French loaf. Just cut them up in small little pieces.

P1010278 Mix the wet ingredients so it’s easier to mix with the meat and bread mixture.

P1010279 I pat the loaf out onto a cookie sheet lined with heavy duty aluminum foil and it goes into the oven.

P1010282 When I have about ten-minutes left I brush ketchup on it and let it bake just a bit longer.

Here’s the recipe: Turn the oven on to 375 and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. (or you could use three loaf pans)

1 pound ground turkey

2 1/2 pounds ground beef (I used 85% lean)

1/2 loaf of French bread – cubed into small pieces

1 large onion – diced

1 Tbsp ground mustard

1 Tbsp ground black pepper

1 tsp. ground garlic powder

1 tsp, sea salt

1 tsp. dried parsley flakes

1/2 tsp. ground sage

1 cup whole milk

3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 eggs

1/2 cup ketchup

In a large bowl mix both meats, bread and onion with all of the seasonings really well.

In a smaller bowl mix the milk, and Worcestershire sauce with the eggs. Once beaten well add to the meat mixture and mix really well (wash your hands and just go for it – it’s much easier than trying to use a spoon).

Once everything is mixed well place it on the baking pan. Bake in the oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until well done (remember there is some turkey in there so it needs to be cooked well). I always serve this with a side bowl of ketchup, because even though I don’t like mine smothered in it, my son and dad can’t get enough of it.

There were seven of us and we all had plenty to eat with a few pieces left over for a cold meatloaf sandwich for my lunch the next day.

There’s nothing meatloaf for comfort food~Bam