Ma! The Meatloaf!

May 29, 2009 | By | Comments (5)

Meat-loaves-ck-1599643-l One of my favorite lines from the movie, Wedding Crashers, is "Ma! The Meatloaf!" Demanded by all because of its comforting capabilities, it is definitely a loved supper in my household.

I create meatloaf and their varying flavors out of anything we have leftover in the fridge.
Here's what we had tonight.

1# lean ground turkey
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons ketchup, divided
2 tablespoons crumbled Boursin cheese
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (use 2 tablespoons ketchup here). Mix by hand just until combined – do not over mix or loaf won't be as tender. Transfer to a loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
3. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a thermometer inserted in center is 160 (temperature will vary depending on type of meat used). Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons ketchup. Bake 5 more minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Think outside the meatloaf "box" and substitue in any type of ground meat you have on hand, any color onion, any type of cheese. The possibilities are endless so get out there and create an easy weeknight (and budget-friendly) dinner for your family tonight. Or try one from a Cooking Light story devoted to meatloaf!


  1. Jamie

    I love meatloaf! My sister never lets us make it though. So, when she is out of the house, we get to dine like kings! Check out what we had last night –

    November 9, 2011 at 12:48 pm
  2. Leona

    I am definitely not advanced at all when it comes to doing these things, but I am trying my best to read up on as many articles that deal with the subject.

    April 1, 2011 at 3:25 am
  3. Keven

    Good job..It’s a very nice post..Thank you for share ..And I wantn’t to missed them..

    January 14, 2011 at 1:50 am
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    Ketchup has health benefits which are offset by the salt and sugar content. Ketchup is a source of lycopene, an antioxidant which may help prevent some forms of cancer. This is particularly true of the organic brands of ketchup.

    April 27, 2010 at 10:15 am
  5. Krikri

    This is a recipe worth trying. In these times that many are asking about how to save,this recipe which makes use of “anything we have leftover in the fridge”, is welcome.

    June 8, 2009 at 5:26 pm

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