It’s a winter wonderland here in central Ohio, so meatloaf sounded perfect after shoveling the driveway and a little sledding this afternoon. Meatloaf is never a very pretty dish, so I have no fancy pictures, but don’t let that keep you from trying this one.
This recipe was originally given to me by a friend and it’s become an old favorite that we’ve been making for years. I love this version of meatloaf because it has a great flavor and is a little healthier by incorporating better ingredients like turkey and oatmeal. It does have a somewhat long cooking time but I promise that it’s worth it and it’s super quick to put together.
Preheat the oven to 350.
First, make the tomato sauce by mixing the following in a small bowl:
6 oz. tomato paste
1/2 cup red wine (or water)
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. salt
Add 1/2 cup of the sauce to the following in a big bowl:
1 lb. ground turkey
1 cup oatmeal
1/3 shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 packet of Lipton herb flavored soup seasoning
Mix it all together with your hands and shape it into a loaf. Place it in a baking dish and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and cover the loaf with the rest of your sauce. Bake for 15 more minutes.