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 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.