Family-Favorite Meat Loaf Recipe
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Family-Favorite Meat Loaf Recipe

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Combining ground beef with ground turkey is the key to this flavorful meat loaf that's sure to become a menu staple. Horseradish adds just the right amount of zip. It has my husband's seal of approval! —Colette Gerow, Raytown, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup egg substitute
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish, divided
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 250 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 763mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 3 lean meat 1 vegetable 1 fat


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg substitute, 1/2 cup tomato paste, mustard, 1 teaspoon horseradish, oats, soup mix, garlic powder and steak seasoning. Crumble beef and turkey over mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into a loaf and place in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine the water, sugar, remaining tomato paste and remaining horseradish; spread over meat loaf.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°. Drain if necessary. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Family-Favorite Meat Loaf in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p57

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"This is really good and even better as leftovers."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"I followe the recipe exactly and it was terrific. When I told my husband it was good enough for company, he replied he didn't want to share it with company."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"Very tasty, made according to recipe. I would have liked a little more sauce on top and also some chopped green pepper in the mix, but it has a good flavor."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"@ Dave I have never seen a " sick" meat loaf. I think the word would be "healthful". This is very good meat loaf."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"Meatloaf is supposed to be tasty...not healthy."

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