Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I love wrapping up and bunch of unexpected flavors in a dish as simple and iconic as meatloaf.
We've all had grandma's meatloaf with the breadcrumbs and ketchup, sure it's comforting, it's hearty, it does the trick on those Tuesday nights when you just don't know what to feed the family and your budget is rolling around in the bottom of your purse, but what if you could do more.

With just a few extra coins you can take grandma's meatloaf and turn it into something extraordinary? Something with fewer carbs, less cholesterol and simpler ingredients.

For example…


2 packages of ground turkey (about 1.5 lbs.)
1/4 chopped yellow onion
3/4 cup of finely chopped baby bella mushroom caps
1/2 cup of grated gouda cheese
2 tbsp flour (NOTE* Substitute gluten-free product here for gravy if you wish.)
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine the ground turkey, yellow onion,  1/2 cup of the chopped baby bella caps, 1/2 cup of grated gouda, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp garlic powder.
  3. Use your hands to mix all of the ingredients together into a loaf.
  4. Place the meatloaf into a greased loaf pan and push into the mold to secure it.
  5. Bake the meatloaf at 400 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check to be sure the center of the loaf is fully cooked before serving.
  6. Remove the loaf from the oven and pour any excess juices into a saucepan.
  7. Slowly whisk in 2 tbsp of flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp of garlic powder to create a gravy.
  8. When the gravy is smooth, add the remaining 1/4 cup of chopped baby bella mushrooms to the gravy and stir over low heat until they soften.
  9. Pour the gravy over the meatloaf, slice and serve.

Enjoy, Yummies!

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1 comment:

  1. Okay. So now I want meatloaf. With mushrooms and gouda ;)