Blue Ribbon Meatloaf

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 2h

8 servings, one 1-inch slice each

In revisiting this classic, we put the meat back in the "loaf" by using ultra-lean ground beef and turkey. With fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs and beer-simmered sweet onions, you’ll never notice the missing fat.

ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) dark or amber beer
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs (see Tip)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until translucent and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Pour in beer and increase heat to high. Bring to a vigorous boil; cook until the liquid is quite syrupy and the mixture reduces to about 3/4 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in thyme, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Add beef, turkey, breadcrumbs, parsley, beaten egg and egg white to the onion mixture. Mix thoroughly with clean hands and transfer to the prepared pan.

Bake the meatloaf until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F when inserted into the center, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes; drain accumulated liquid from the pan and slice. Serve hot or cold or in a sandwich.

Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs: Trim crusts away from firm sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup crumbs.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7225

nutrition information per serving

275 calories; 13g total fat; 4g total saturated fat; 104mg cholesterol; 353mg sodium; 8g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 29g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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