Jamie Eason's LiveFit Recipes: Jamie's Monster Meatloaf
One reason people shy away from eating healthy is that they fear that many of their favorite foods will be forever off-limits. In reality, you can often make those recipes healthier, rather than banishing them altogether.
Witness my monster meatloaf recipe. By using extra-lean ground turkey and egg whites, I keep the protein quotient high without adding a bunch of saturated fat.
So eat up, and feel free to share this recipe with your mother and other family members. They too will soon realize that comfort food can also be fitness fare - but still taste great!
Jamie's Monster Meatloaf Recipe
Makes 24 servings
Single serving = 83 calories, .7 g fat, 3 g carbs, 15 g protein
- 1 12-oz package chopped onions and peppers, thawed (or 1 - 1 1/2 cup fresh)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp minced garlic (or paste)
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tsp tomato paste (no salt added)
- 3 lbs extra-lean ground turkey (or chicken breast)
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup reduced sugar ketchup (no high fructose corn syrup)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prep a 9-by-13 Pyrex dish with non-stick spray. In a large sauté pan, cook the onions and peppers with salt, pepper and thyme until onions are translucent (about 5 minutes). Next, add garlic, soy sauce, chicken broth and tomato paste, mixing until heated through. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, egg whites, oats and sautéed mixture (cooled). Mix by hand until all incorporated and press flat into the 9-by-13 prepared Pyrex dish.
Spread ketchup in an even layer on top of the prepared turkey and place in the oven to bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Makes 24 servings
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This meatloaf was great! My family had some earlier this week. The leftovers tasted even better the next day after the flavor soaked in nice and good. The kids put a little extra ketchup (no high fructose corn syrup) on theirs of course. Thanks for this recipe.
Sounds good ... besides the ketchup. Are peppers capsicum or chillies or what? Get confused over what peppers americans are reffering to to what because we name everything differently
Making this right as I write. Instead of the 9x13 dish I put the mixture in muffin tins for portion sizes. I think it will turn out great and I'll be able to freeze some of it too. thx for the great healthy recipe!
Just finished the meatloaf. So yummy! best I have ever had. My kids are also eating meatloaf! they love it. Cant wait for my hubby to try it. Thanks Jamie! Anouther awesome recipe.
I made it and LOVED it. Great texture, especially considering that its extra lean turkey breast; not even remotely dry! I may even try topping it with a low sugar BBQ sauce next time... One con is that it seemed salty to me. Anyone else feel that this may be slightly high in sodium? Ill be adding 1/8c aminos in the future...
My pre-teen daughter and I tried this last night and I was skeptical that she'd like it because of the red bell peppers but since they and the onions/garlic somewhat reduced after cooking them in a light amount of extra virgin olive oil, they turned out great. After incorporating all of the ingredients together and placing it in my pyrex baking dish, it was fairly runny and I was certain it wouldn't bake well. Lo and behold, it came out perfect. After letting it cool for a few minutes, we both dug in. I took two squares and my daughter took one. I finished mine and took a third sqare as I really liked it. Surprisingly, my daughter grabbed a 2nd square and I just looked at her and she said "yeah, I like it". That's a HUGE statement from her in my book, lol. So, this will become a staple in my menu as I now have enough leftovers for several days at work. I wonder what other binding agents I can use instead of oats as I'm trying to follow a largely (but not completely) paleo eating plan.