Meatloaf is a great classic. I was intrigued by this recipe when I stumbled across it. It combines beef with turkey, and uses marinara sauce instead of the classic ketchup on top. The meat was moist and has great flavor. I served my slow cooker mashed potatoes on the side. The perfect combination!
Start by preheating your oven to 350…
- Place 1 pound of ground beef into a large bowl.
- Add 1 pound of ground turkey.
- Add 2 eggs.
- Pour in 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs. (I used whole wheat.)
- Add 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme.
- Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon dried basil.
- Then, add 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon salt.
- Pour in 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese.
- Grate in 2 cloves of garlic.
- Then, grate in 1 small onion.
- Coat your loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Mix the meat mixture to combine all ingredients. (Don’t overdo it though!)
- Add the meat to the loaf pan and form into a loaf.
- Top the meatloaf with marinara sauce. (I used a store bought sauce to save time.)
- Place the loaf pan on a cookie sheet and place in the oven.
- Bake for about 1 hour.
- Remove the meatloaf from the oven.
- Top with shredded cheese. (I used an Italian blend. Plain old mozzarella would work just fine too!)
- Place the meatloaf back into the oven and bake until the cheese is melted.
- Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
I like to slice from the middle…not quite sure why!
However you slice it, enjoy!