One of America’s Favorites – Meatloaf

May 9, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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American meatloaf with tomato ketchup

Meatloaf is a dish of ground meat that has been combined with other ingredients and formed into the shape of a loaf, then baked or smoked. The final shape is either hand-formed on a baking tray, or pan-formed by cooking it in a loaf pan. It is usually made with ground beef, although ground lamb, pork, veal, venison, poultry, and seafood are also used, sometimes in combination. Vegetarian adaptations of meatloaf may use imitation meat or pulses.

The cooked meatloaf can be sliced like a loaf of bread to make individual portions. It can easily become dry; therefore, various techniques exist to keep the dish moist, like mixing in bread crumbs and egg, covering it with sauce, wrapping it, or using moisture-enhancing ingredients in the mixture, such as filling it with fatty meats, rich cheeses, or vegetables.

Meatloaf of minced meat was mentioned in the Roman cookery collection Apicius as early as the 5th century. Meatloaf is a traditional German, Scandinavian and Belgian dish, and it is a cousin to the Dutch meatball.

American meatloaf has its origins in scrapple, a mixture of ground pork and cornmeal served by German-Americans in Pennsylvania since colonial times. Meatloaf in the contemporary American sense did not appear in cookbooks until the late 19th century.

A meatloaf topped with tomato sauce and sliced.

During the Great Depression, cooking meatloaf was a way for families to stretch the food budget by using an inexpensive type of meat and left-over ingredients. Along with spices, it was popular to add cereal grains, bread or saltine crackers to the meatloaf to add bulk and stretch the meat. This tradition of additions still lives on, but with new goals: primarily, producing a lower-fat dish with superior binding and consistency.

American-style meatloaf is typically eaten with a sauce or relish, often applied before cooking. Many recipes call for a pasta sauce or tomato sauce to be poured over the loaf, which forms a crust during baking. A simple brown or onion gravy or a can of cream of mushroom soup can substitute for tomato-based sauce, but the meatloaf is prepared in a similar manner. Barbecue sauce, tomato ketchup, or a mixture of ketchup and prepared mustard may also be used. This style of meatloaf may be topped with a “meatloaf sauce” consisting of ketchup and brown sugar. Another variety of meatloaf, in the same style, is prepared by “frosting” the loaf with mashed potatoes, drizzling a small amount of butter over the top, and then browning it in the oven.

American-style meatloaf is normally served warm, as part of a main course, but it can also be sliced as a cold cut (and then used in sandwiches). This dish can be considered a typical comfort food in the US, and so it is served in many diners and restaurants. In a 2007 poll by Good Housekeeping, meatloaf was the seventh-favorite dish of Americans.

Italian Turkey Meatloaf

April 8, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Italian Turkey Meatloaf. Made using both JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey and JENNIE-O® Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage. It’s a healthier version of a Dinner Classic. Only 240 calories and 8 net carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other healthy and delicious recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Italian Turkey Meatloaf
Looking for a lean Italian meatloaf recipe without all the carbs? Bake up flavors of the old country with basil tomato sauce, garlic and sweet Italian turkey sausage. A great weeknight dinner.
Total Time – 1 Hour 55 Minutes
Serving Size – 8 Servings

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
1 (19.5-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage, casings removed
½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
¼ cup egg substitute or 1 egg
1 cup prepared tomato and basil pasta sauce, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¾ teaspoon salt, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 8½ x 4½-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

2) In large bowl, combine ground turkey, sausage, breadcrumbs, egg, ½ cup pasta sauce, garlic, pepper and salt, if desired; mix well.

3) Put turkey mixture into loaf pan. Spread remaining ½ cup pasta sauce over meatloaf.

4) Bake 1 hour and 45 minutes or until loaf is well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

5) Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition
Calories 240
Protein 24g
Carbohydrates 9g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Fat 11g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 680mg
Saturated Fat 3g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/italian-turkey-meatloaf/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 8, 2022 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making a better Meatloaf…..

 

Boost The Flavor. Wet ingredients can add moisture and flavor to your finished meatloaf. Try adding a bit of ketchup, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, mustard, A1 sauce, or even V8 juice to your meat mixture!

Healthy Meat Main Dish Recipes

January 12, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Meat Main Dish Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Meat Main Dish Recipes with recipes including Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers, Slow-Cooker Beef Stew, and Mini Meatloaves with Green Beans and Potatoes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Meat Main Dish Recipes
Find healthy, delicious recipes for main dish with meat, including meatballs, meatloaf and casserole recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
Mounding a classic Philly cheesesteak mixture in a colorful bell pepper and melting cheese on top is an easy way to skip the bread and cut the carbs……

Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
Load the crock pot and go with this stew recipe that’s prepped in the morning and simmers all day so you’ll come home to a Sunday-worthy dinner (and your house smelling downright heavenly). Tender beef, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes and carrots in a rich broth–this could be the best and easiest beef stew you’ve ever made……

Mini Meatloaves with Green Beans and Potatoes
This healthy meatloaf recipe and side dishes are all made in the oven on two sheet pans so that everything’s ready for the dinner table at the same time. The potatoes go into the oven first to start roasting while the mini meatloaves and green beans are prepped and added to the oven partway through……

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Meat Main Dish Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22790/main-dishes/meat/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 2, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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2 uses for your meatloaf…..

You can make meatloaf and divide it in half. Use half for meatloaf and roll the other half into meatballs and freeze.

Ground Turkey Recipes

October 30, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Ground Turkey Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes with recipes including Turkey and Vegetable Meatloaf, Italian-Style Turkey and Penne Skillet, and Turkey Enchilada Poblano Peppers. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Turkey and Vegetable Meatloaf
This healthy meatloaf recipe uses ground turkey–which has a higher percentage of healthy unsaturated fat compared to ground beef–and it’s loaded with colorful vegetables. You’ll also love this recipe because it makes two loaves. That means you can eat one the night you bake it and save the other for the next day to enjoy as sandwiches (hot or cold, your choice) or set atop a salad of vinaigrette-dressed mixed greens (your own homey version of a country pâté)……..

Italian-Style Turkey and Penne Skillet
This delicious one-skillet pasta meal-for-two is ready in just 35 minutes! Turkey–seasoned with a spicy Italian-seasoning blend–is served with tomato sauce and wilted spinach over multi-grain pasta……

Turkey Enchilada Poblano Peppers
In this healthy take on a turkey enchilada recipe, we stuff everything into a roasted poblano pepper shell rather than tortillas to pack an extra serving of veggies into this meal. If you can’t find poblano peppers, you can substitute green bell peppers instead…….

* Click the link below to get all the Ground Turkey Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19282/ingredients/meat-poultry/turkey/ground/

Healthy Bison Recipes

April 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Bison Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Bison Recipes with recipes including Spicy Meatloaf with Collards, Mexican Bison Stew, and Buffalo Vegetable Soup. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Spicy Meatloaf with Collards
Plenty of dark leafy greens deliver the moisture needed to balance lean ground pork and beef in this spicy meatloaf recipe. Serve any leftovers with extra ketchup as meatloaf sandwiches………..

Mexican Bison Stew
Mexican cooks are great at turning tough chunks of meat into delicious and tender stews. This one, which uses tougher cuts of bison, such as chuck or brisket, is flavored with chili powder, cumin and tequila. Serve with warm tortillas…………..

Buffalo Vegetable Soup
This meat and vegetable soup is full of potatoes, corn and zucchini and has a hint of spice from a poblano pepper. Using ground bison means more protein and fewer calories although you can use ground beef if you prefer………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Bison Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18240/ingredients/meat-poultry/bison/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 31, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Give meatloaf more flavor………..

Adding tomato sauce, tomato juice or marinara to your meatloaf can only make it more flavorful. Add in a sprinkling of Italian seasonings—think basil and oregano—and you’ve got a tasty Italian meatloaf.

Healthy Winter Vegetable Recipes

February 3, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Winter Vegetable Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Winter Vegetable Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Beef Stew, Mini Meatloaves with Green Beans and Potatoes, and Turkey and Squash Soup. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
Load the crock pot and go with this stew recipe that’s prepped in the morning and simmers all day so you’ll come home to a Sunday-worthy dinner (and your house smelling downright heavenly). Tender beef, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes and carrots in a rich broth–this could be the best and easiest beef stew you’ve ever made……………

Mini Meatloaves with Green Beans and Potatoes
This healthy meatloaf recipe and side dishes are all made in the oven on two sheet pans so that everything’s ready for the dinner table at the same time. The potatoes go into the oven first to start roasting while the mini meatloaves and green beans are prepped and added to the oven partway through…………….

Turkey and Squash Soup
This Southwestern-inspired turkey-and-squash soup gets a little kick from crushed red pepper and some zing from fresh lime juice. You can use leftover turkey or chicken (instead of the cutlets); dice it and add a few minutes before serving. Serve with cornbread………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Winter Vegetable Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19822/seasonal/winter/vegetables/

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Best Ever Turkey Meatloaf

August 14, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is the Best Ever Turkey Meatloaf. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Butter, Minced Garlic, Onion, JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey, Breadcrumbs, Egg Substitute, Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, Black Pepper, Salt, and BBQ Sauce. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Best Ever Turkey Meatloaf
Turkey Meatloaf recipes come and go, but there’s only one ‘best ever’—try our Best Ever Turkey Meatloaf recipe and find out for yourself. Minced garlic, chopped onion and lean ground turkey lead to ‘loaf nirvana’ at 250 calories per serving. Weeknight dinners might never be the same.

Total Time – 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Serving Size – 5 Servings

Ingredients
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic minced
1 (20-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
¼ cup egg substitute or 1 egg
½ cup ketchup
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¾ teaspoon salt, if desired
barbeque sauce, if desired

Directions
1 – Heat oven to 350ºF. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; cool 5 minutes.

2 – Add ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, ¼ cup ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and salt, if desired to turkey mixture; mix well. Press into 8 x 4-inch loaf pan. Top with barbeque sauce, if desired.

3 – Bake 1 hour or until the internal temperature of meatloaf is well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer. Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes before slicing.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Nutritional Information
Calories 250
Protein 19g
Carbohydrates 16g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 7g
Fat 11g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 410mg
Saturated Fat 4g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/best-ever-turkey-meatloaf/

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