A Turkey Meatloaf that’s made using a classic old fashioned meatloaf recipe. This Simple Meatloaf recipe has a few changes from our original with the addition of Worcestershire sauce and makes it a good meatloaf recipe to save. And it can also be made using a combination of ground beef and ground pork.
Even though we can’t make a meatloaf with grandmas’ love stirred into it, we can do a few other things. We added a little brown sugar to the glaze and it does make a big taste difference. Also, it helps adhere the glaze to this simple meatloaf recipe. And she was right, caramelized onions really rock this dish even if we make it a ground turkey meatloaf.
Also, we used a meatloaf pan to shape this simple meatloaf recipe. And then removed it from the pan to cook on a cooking sheet. This old fashioned meatloaf will cook more evenly but will still have those browned corners that grandma loved.
This can also make a delicious low-calorie ground turkey meatloaf by substituting ground turkey for the beef. This simple meatloaf recipe is our go-to weeknight dinner and is served with our Garlic Mashed potato Casserole.
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- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Saute the onion in just a dab of olive oil until caramelized, add minced garlic, saute for 1 additional minute. Remove from heat, add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and a let cool to room temperature
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey (or ground beef and pork) eggs, bread crumbs, tomato sauce and cooled onion mixture. Mix well
- Place parchment paper on a cooking sheet. We will be using a bread loaf pan to act as a mold. Place meatloaf mixture into a 9x5 loaf pan, press down well to shape. Carefully turn loaf pan onto the parchment lined cooking sheet to remove meatloaf. Finish shaping the meatloaf by hand.
- Mix glaze ingredients,( ketchup, vinegar and brown sugar) in a small bowl. Brush glaze mixture on the entire meatloaf and leave about half of it on top of the meatloaf, saving the rest for later.
- Place in preheated oven and bake for about 60 minutes until juices run clear and the center temperature is 160 degrees F. During the last 10 minutes of baking, brush the remaining glaze mixture on the meatloaf leaving most of it on top.