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Nutrition Facts

Calories 124
  Calories from Fat 23 (19%)
(7%)Total Fat 4g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(41%)Cholesterol 122mg
(35%)Sodium 830mg
(16%)Potassium 567mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(52%)Protein 26g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Best Ever Meatloaf


  • Meatloaf1 large sweet onion

  • 1 large green bell pepper

  • 3 stalks celery

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1/2 cup chopped cremini mushrooms

  • 2 1/2 lb ground turkey

  • 1 cup 1% milk

  • 4 slices bread, chopped very finely

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tsp kosher salt

  • 2 tsp black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp oregano

  • 1/2 tsp thyme

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1 Tbs tomato paste

  • Sauce2 Tbs olive oil

  • 1 med sweet onion, sliced

  • 1/2 cup sliced cremini mushrooms

  • 1 tsp kosher salt

  • 1 small can tomato paste (minus 1 Tbs)

  • 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar

  • 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp oregano

  • 1/4 tsp thyme

  • 1/4 tsp cumin

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

  • 1 cup water

A variety of vegetables add extra moisture to this turkey meatloaf.


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Chop the onion, green bell pepper, celery, garlic, and mushrooms into small pieces. Add to a large bowl. Add meat, milk, bread, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, spices, and tomato paste.
  • Either incorporate all ingredients well with your hands or use a potato masher.
  • Put meat mixture into a bread loaf pan or shape into a loaf on a large cookie sheet. Cooking on the cookie sheet allows the fat to run away from the loaf.
  • For the sauce, preheat a skillet. Drizzle with olive oil. Add onions and mushrooms. Sprinkle with a little kosher salt and sauté until tender. Add tomato paste, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, spices, and water.
  • Mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let reduce and thicken until the sauce reaches the desired consistency.
  • Put sauce on top of meatloaf. Cook for 50 to 60 minutes.

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