It’s not an unusual or unique tradition, but we like to honor, celebrate, and acknowledge someone’s special day in our family (whatever that day might be) with a favorite meal or one of their choosing. Because food is a party, right?! Today was our girl’s first day of Kindergarten, so in preparation I asked her during our weekend meal planning what she’d like for dinner tonight. And she didn’t miss a beat at all: meatloaf and salad but not fancy meatloaf. So that’s what we had.
This is a simple, healthy, extremely basic and easy, and guaranteed pleaser of a meatloaf. No frills. No unusual ingredients you need to go out of the way to find. Just straight up good meatloaf (which, for the record, cannot be photographed well). And here you go.
WHAT YOU NEED
* 1lb lean ground turkey breast
* 1/8C, plus 1T ketchup (divided)
* 1/8C, plus 1T barbecue sauce(divided)
* 1t Worcestershire sauce
* 1T minced garlic
* 1 egg
* 1/3C Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
* 2T grated Parmesan cheese
* 1t dried thyme
* 1t dried oregano
* 1/2t salt
* 1/4t ground black pepper
WHAT TO DO
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a glass baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.
Add all of the ingredients except for a tablespoon each of ketchup and barbecue sauce, to a large bowl. Mix well by hand. Place the mixture into the prepared baking dish and shape it into a loaf.
Top the loaf with a tablespoon each of ketchup and barbecue sauce. Spread those out over the top and sides of the meatloaf evenly, mixing them together as you do.
Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes. Turn the oven off and let the meatloaf sit in the warm oven for 5 minutes and serve.
Be sure to make a salad to serve with it.