Low Fat Turkey Meatloaf with Sweet Brown Sugar Sauce


I’m going to make this quick, because I think I may or may not be sick.

yesterday after i had a very lovely day, one in which i got to see my eldest daughter play her first match of tennis (that she would say is not even a real match. . .just a scrimmage. . .and would I please stop talking about it so much. . .and geez mom stop making a big deal out of it, it’s not even a big deal! OMG! YOU NEVER LISTEN TO ME!!! MY LIFE IS SO UNFAIR.)



I think I got sick.

I’m not sure when it happened. Sometime after tennis, but before Ash Wednesday mass. i was feeling fine, and then i wasn’t.

my neck hurts like a beast.

my throat is all kinds or sore, so sore that i don’t even want to speak. which, you know has got to be bad.

and then there is this matter of my head feeling like you stomped on it fifty million times.

so, i’m off to make a doctor appt if i don’t feel better in the next 30 minutes. but i’m just dropping in to give you this recipe, because i seriously have been trying to tell you about it for like 2 years. see. i wrote it down. and put it on my desk. . .where it sat. . .for like one and a half years. . .because. . ..


i keep forgetting.

so now, here it is. its my very, very, very favorite meatloaf. the one my mom used to make for me as a kid. i think my sister created the recipe, i’m not really sure, so i’ll just take the credit.

Try it. You’ll love it.


Low-Fat Turkey Meatloaf with

Sweet Brown Sugar Sauce

You may find the instructions, slightly more crude than normal. Sorry. I’m sick. Don’t forget that. Also, if you look at the picture where i hand wrote the recipe, i think on that day, i added parsley and celery, and pork I think. you could totes do that. it would taste delish. but you don’t have to, and it will still taste out of this world. my mother doesn’t like celery, so she never added it. its totally the type of recipe you can make your own. and now i’m going to stop talking and typing because i might be delirious with fever.

For The Meat:
1 carrot, finely chopped
1/2 yellow onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1.25 pounds ground turkey 93% lean
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tb season salt

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tb mustard
1/2 tomatoes crushed or sauce

1. In a large mixing bowl mix together the first 7 ingredients.

2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl mix together with a fork the brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, and crushed tomatoes. Add half of the sauce to the seasoned meat mixture.

3. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Place meat mixture into pan and form into the shape of a loaf. Bake 400 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until pulling away from the sides, and browned around the edges.






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