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4 ways to make better meatloaf

By Carolyn Malcoun, April 8, 2010 - 12:05pm

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Carolyn asks: What's your favorite way to jazz up meatloaf?


I use the leanest turkey & beef, chopped onions & oatmeal (never bread crumbs). It's not only tasty but so good for you.


11/07/2010 - 11:56am

I use a can of diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings or chilli seasonings. The tomatoes give great flavor. Also, using rolled oats instead of bread crumbs gives more fiber.


04/10/2010 - 3:37pm

I love all the comments so far and will try them myself. I use old fashioned oats as the filler and find this makes a dense and slightly sweet loaf,


04/10/2010 - 11:46am

Instead of using ketchup or other condiments, i add salsa sauce to my meatloaf. Fresh garlic
instead of he powder, and 1/2 pkg. french onion soup mix. Couple dashes of worstershire sauce,
and can use HP Sauce or Heinz 57 sauce.

I find this turns out quite moist, and makes excellent sandwiches cut thin.

submitted by: Isabell Owen


04/09/2010 - 5:05am

I've added reconstituted sun-dried tomatoes, and then I made a balsamic-ketchup glaze for the top of the meatloaf. It was my Italian-inspired meatloaf version. We love the classic but lean and healthy version, and I've also made it using salsa and Latin-flavored spices. The possibilties are endless!


04/08/2010 - 4:32pm

To take every leftover vegetable I have, throw it in the cuisinart and then saute until it carmelizes. Add it to beef, turkey, pork or any combination and it makes a wonderful meatloaf.


04/08/2010 - 3:27pm

I use parsley, sage, garlic, thyme and grated parmesean cheese. Delicious


04/08/2010 - 1:53pm

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