Ultimate(?) Meatloaf

04bColeSlawMeatloafbfLOThis is based on my version of Craig Claiborne’s Ultimate Burger – which really is one. Fine. Burger – so I asked myself how it’d be converted into a loaf of meat?

Not too, too bad, and not too, too bad for you, either; being made from a mixture of ground turkey and lean-ish beef, with a goodly helping of oats taking place of bread crumbs. And much as with the coleslaw I served with it, this is now Rich’s favorite of my many meatloaf experiments. Well, his favorite of the semi-healthy ones, anyhow.

•1 lb ground beef
•1/2 lb ground turkey
•1/4 cup sherry peppers sauce*
•1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
•1 tsp soy sauce
•1/2 cup ketchup
03aMeatloafBakedbfLO•3/4 cup oats
•1 egg, lightly beaten
•1/2 tsp salt
•1/4 tsp black pepper

*Why haven’t you made this yet? I really do put it in just about everything.

Heat oven to 350°.

In large bowl, stir the egg together with the seasonings, then work in the meat with your hands, mixing lightly but thoroughly.

MeatloafSammichbfLOPress into 8 x 4-inch loaf pan and place on a foil-lined, rimmed baking pan (just in case the juices overflow).

Bake 1 hour, or until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 160°.

Remove from the oven, let stand for five minutes, and pour off off any juices before slicing.

Not pretty straight out of the oven, I will admit, but still a very nice meatloaf; good flavor, holds together well when sliced, and, if I do say so, makes one heckofa roll-up sammich with some of that coleslaw the next day for lunch.

I like that in a meatloaf.

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