Delicious meatloaf recipe bakes healthy meals with lean ground beef, pork or turkey into comforting easy meal for dinner. Healthy menu with this easy recipe makes eating healthy meals simple.
Meatloaf is my husband’s favorite food and he loves my home cooked version for a leaner and healthier choice. The healthy meal is satisfying and delicious and it gives a homey meaty taste to our dinner. You can now try it and put this comforting dish on your dinner table.
I use 1 pound of lean ground beef with 5% fat and 1 pound of ground pork or you can mix with turkey for a healthier mix.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes (Let the loaf cool off for 15 minutes)
- 1 pound of lean ground beef and 1 pound of ground pork
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped fine
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 ¼ cup dried bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar or brown sugar substitute
- 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
- 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat the oil in non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine ketchup, sugar, vinegar and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, milk, mustard, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and Tabasco together.
Mix the meat, breadcrumbs, parsley, sautéed onion mixture, and egg mixture until evenly blended and the mixture doesn’t stick to the bowl.
Pour the meat mixture onto foil-lined bread baking pan and shape into a loaf. Brush with half of the ketchup mixture. Bake the loaf uncovered for 45 minutes and then brush with the remaining mixture and continue to bake until the center of the loaf measures 160°F on your kitchen thermometer, about 15 minutes or until it’s done. Let it cool for 20 minutes before slicing and serving.