This meatloaf and brown sauce are a family favorite. This sauce is a little healthier than most of the others. It's a mix of half beef and ground turkey, plus nutritious oats and a delicious brown sauce – comfort food at its best!
Meatloaf and brown sauce
This meatloaf and brown sauce are the best meatloaf recipe ever! If I'm craving comfort food, this meatloaf is just the thing. I have tons of turkey meatloaf recipes, but for this recipe I wanted it to taste more like a classic beef meatloaf. To keep it light, I used a mix of lean ground beef and turkey with oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs. And for more meatloaf ideas, try the cheese-filled turkey meatloaf and the bacon-coated little turkey meatloaf with BBQ sauce.
Many traditional meatloaf recipes contain a mix of beef, veal, and pork. Therefore, using a mix of lean beef and turkey makes sense. It turned out great and still had the bold taste that I wanted.
How do you make meatloaf moist?
The eggs, milk, sautéed onions, and celery make this meatloaf moist. Another tip to avoid drying out the meat is not to over-mix the meat or it will get tougher.
You also don't want to overcook the meatloaf. Use a thermometer to check the temperature of the meatloaf. When it reads 160 degrees, the meatloaf is ready. Let it sit for ten minutes before slicing.
How do you make meatloaf sauce from scratch?
If you've never made sauce before, it's actually very easy.
1. Start by mixing the beef stock, thyme, and flour in a small saucepan and whisking over medium heat until it starts to boil.
2. Then simmer over medium to low heat until thick, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
3. Pour all the drops from the meatloaf on the sheet pan into the sauce and whisk for another minute.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste and remove the thyme.
What to serve with meatloaf and brown sauce
This meatloaf and brown sauce go well with macaroni and cheese, sweet potato puree with garlic, rice pilaf or mashed potatoes. For a vegetable side, serve up a salad, sautéed spinach, or roasted broccoli.
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Meatloaf and brown sauce
Preparation time: 15th min
Cooking time: 1 hours 10 min
Total time: 1 hours 25th min
This meatloaf and brown sauce are a family favorite, made a little healthier than most with a mix of beef and ground turkey, plus oats, and topped with a delicious brown sauce – comfort food at its best!
1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil1 big yellow onion, finely chopped2 medium-sized celery sticks, finely chopped1 1/2 lb 90% lean ground beef1 1/2 lb 93% lean turkey1 tablespoon chopped parsley, plus more to garnish1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves3 Big eggs, easily beaten1/2 Cup non-fat milk4th teaspoon kosher salt1 3/4 cups raw quick oats
Beef Sauce: (makes 3 cups)
1/4 Cup All-purpose or gluten-free flour3 cups salted beef broth or broth1 Sprig of thymefresh black pepper, taste
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Place a piece of parchment paper or foil on a sheet pan.
Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 7 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine the beef, turkey, parsley, thyme, eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
Add the onion mixture and oats and combine with clean hands until well mixed.
Shape into 1 long or 2 smaller rectangular loaves. Bake for 50 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 160 degrees.
Take out of the oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, when the meatloaf is almost done, mix the cold beef broth, thyme and flour in a small saucepan and whisk well over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Simmer over medium heat until thick, stirring occasionally for log.
Pour the pan drops, if any, into the sauce and whisk for another minute. Adjust the salt and pepper as needed, then discard the thyme.
Cut the bread into 24 slices and serve hot with the sauce. Garnish with parsley if you like.
Portion: 2Slices of meatloaf, 1/4 cup sauce, Calories: 278kcal, Carbohydrates: 12G, Protein: 26.5G, Fat: 13.5G, Saturated fatty acids: 4thG, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 688.5mg, Fiber: 1.5G, Sugar: 2G
Blue Smart Points: 7th
Green Smart Points: 7th
Purple Smart Points: 5
sent October 29, 2020 by Gina