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I posted a recipe a little while ago for my 7-Ingredient Turkeyloaf that I randomly threw together one day. This turkeyloaf is WAY better. I don't quite remember how I originally found this recipe, but I eventually pinned it on Pinterest. French Onion Meatloaf is what the original recipe was for, but I obviously had to healthify that a whole bunch:

  • No oil
  • Ground turkey breast instead of ground beef (see the other turkeyloaf post for why ground turkey BREAST, specifically)
  • Liquid egg whites for the real thing, but that's personal preference I suppose
  • Used low-moisture part-skim mozzarella instead of gruyere...I already had it on hand, hahaha


I don't always enjoy leftovers, especially when they don't taste as good as when you first made/ate it. A little time in the microwave to warm these up, though, and it was just as good as the first time! This was a great meal that fed me leftovers for a week!


French Onion Turkey Meatloaf

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 6 tbsp liquid egg whites (or 2 egg whites)
  • 1/3 C unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 C low-sodium low-fat beef broth
  • 1/2 C old fashioned oats
  • 1 lb. ground turkey breast
  • 2-3oz. gruyere cheese, sliced or grated (or some other melty cheese of choice)
  • Salt and pepper


Directions:
  1. Heat large pan over medium-low heat. Spray with nonstick spray. Add onions and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Cook approximately 40 minutes, or until onions are soft and caramelized. Stir every so often to prevent onions from burning and sticking to the bottom of the pan. Halfway through cooking time, add balsamic vinegar. Meanwhile, line a 9"x5" loaf pan with foil, spray it with nonstick spray, and set aside.
  2. Whisk eggs, beef broth, almond milk, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.
  3. When onions are done (and sort of look like the onions in the picture on the right), let them cool 5-10 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400F.
  5. Add onions, oats, and turkey to the bowl of egg mixture, and mix until well combined. Add additional salt and pepper if you feel the need (I didn't).
  6. Scrape mixture into prepared pan and spread with a spatula/spoon. Bake 50-60 minutes.
  7. Using foil overhang, remove turkeyloaf from pan, place on a baking sheet, and flatten the foil down (to catch the cheese if/when it melts down the sides). Top the loaf with cheese.
  8. Switch oven to broil and cook and additional 3-5 minutes until the cheese is sufficiently melty/oozy/bubbly and browned to your liking.
  9. Let it cool 5 minutes before cutting in and serving.


(Original recipe can be found here)
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Caramelizing onions takes a long time, just be patient.
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Everything into the pool!
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Spread it all into a loaf pan
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Flatten the foil, sprinkle the cheese over the top
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Melted cheeeeeeese!!! YUUUUUM! XD
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Nom nom nom! Cut into 6 slices and enjoy!



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