Adding ground turkey meat and oats to the traditional ground beef base makes this meatloaf lighter and healthier but it's just as hearty and comforting as any old-fashioned recipe.
1 c. quick-cooking oats
½ c. skim milk
1 medium onion
1 large red pepper
3 clove garlic
2 tsp. lower-sodium soy sauce
¼ c. ketchup
2 tbsp. ketchup
1 lb. 93-percent lean ground beef sirloin
1 lb. ground turkey breast
3 medium carrots
2 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line jelly-roll pan with foil; lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. In medium bowl, combine together oats and milk.
Coat bottom of 12-inch skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat on medium. Add onion and pinch salt; cook 2 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add red pepper and garlic; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring often. Transfer to medium bowl; refrigerate to cool.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together soy sauce and 1/4 cup ketchup.
In large bowl, combine beef, turkey, carrots, oat mixture, cooled vegetable mixture, mustard, 2 tbsp ketchup, pinch salt, and 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper.
Form mixture into 8-inch by 4-inch loaf on prepared pan. Brush top and sides with soy ketchup. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center registers 165 degrees F.