Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Frugal Food- Sneaky Meatloaf

Our family likes meatloaf,  but I have been trying to find out a way to make a turkey meatloaf that everyone likes.  I also needed a way to get my husband and toddler to eat carrots. For some reason they both seem to dislike all orange vegetables, and since they are all super nutrient rich, (and inexpensive) I am now resorting to sneaking them in foods. I thought I would combine the two (turkey and carrots) and I am excited that it was a huge success.

Sneaky Meatloaf- serves 4

1 pound ground turkey
2 large or three medium carrots steamed and pureed fine
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 egg
1 can tomato soup (divided in half)
1 package dry onion soup mix

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, reserving 1/2 of the tomato soup for the top of the meatloaf after you get it in the pan. Bake uncovered at 350 for 1 hour 15 mins.I should also note that I hardly ever preheat my oven so your cooking time may be less if you do.

Also one of the best cooking investments I made was a double meatloaf pan that has a drainage chamber under it. It makes the meatloaf so much better and takes care of that excess grease.


  1. Hi Liz, thanks for commenting on my blog. I've never seen a double meatloaf pan with a drainage chamber. But I want one now. It seems like such a simple but useful idea, and probably for other things as well. Did you have to order it from a special site or would I find one in a regular store?


  2. Robin I am sorry, I did not get a notification about your comment, and did not realize it was here till today. I bought my meatloaf pan at Wal-Mart but I think you could probably find it with the bakeware in any retailer.