Meatloaf= comfort food.
I had never made meatloaf before (can we say pathetic?)
My mom makes some awesome turkey meatloaf (recipe from food network) and on one of the colder days this month I made some for these two people:
So here's what ya need:
3/4 Cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup milk- recipe calls for skim, I used 2%
1 medium white onion- peeled
2 pounds ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c. Ketchup
1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce (Kroger brand)
salt and pepper
And here's what ya do:
Preheat oven to 350 F
In a small bowl mix together oats and milk
Slice 1/4 of the onion into very thin pieces and set aside. Chop the rest.
Combine turkey, oat mixture, pepper, onion (chopped), eggs, Worcestershire, ketchup, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
In a 9 x 13 in. baking pan, shape the meat mixture into a loaf shape. Should be about 5 in. wide and 2.5 in tall. Top with tomato sauce and lay out the sliced onions.
Bake until 160 F-- about 1 hour. Remove and let stand about 10-15 minutes before slicing.
I served this with smashed potatoes and asparagus. Perfect side shows. If you don't know how to make smashed potatoes, then what are you doing in a kitchen anyway?
Cut up taters and put them in a sauce pot.
Add water until potatoes are just covered.
Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat.
Cook until tender.
(Usually 20 or so minutes-- ya fork should easily pierce your largest hunk of spud)
Add about 1/4 c warm milk or cream, tons and tons of garlic, salt and pepper and maybe a few pats of butter.
EVOO, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Trim the ends of the 'gus.
Cook on medium-low heat until tender.
Plate it and eat it.
Go and be comfortable.