Yummiest meatloaf I've ever tasted. It has so much flavor and stays very moist. Everyone I've served it to loves it. My kids go crazy over it and don't realize they are consuming veggies. This recipe freezes well. Whenever I take the time to do a recipe that takes time (like chopping veggies) and freezes well, I multiply the recipe, eating one for dinner that night and freezing a few more for later.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Combine ground beef, ground turkey, egg, celery, rolled oats, skim milk, ketchup, onion, green pepper, parsley, dry mustard, salt, minced garlic, and black pepper in a bowl until thoroughly combined; mixture will be moist. Transfer mixture into a 5x9-inch loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 1 1/2 hours. Meatloaf may still look pink inside due to ketchup.

Cook's Note:

If your children don't like to see vegetables in their meatloaf at all, use your blender and blend the veggies with the milk (I use the chopper blade in a food processor).

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; protein 28.4g 57% DV; carbohydrates 15.6g 5% DV; fat 14.8g 23% DV; cholesterol 118.2mg 39% DV; sodium 590mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2013
This was great. I doubled the veggies and used 2 pounds extra lean ground beef. I also doubled the oats and used an extra egg. It was enough to make 2 large loaves. It could have used a little more ketchup. It did fall apart a little so I think next time I'll use another egg. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2013
I'm so sorry but we didn't like this at all:( I know there are thousands of variations of meatloaf out there & everyone likes something different...this was just inedible for us. I used all ground beef cuz we don't care for ground turkey & a mix of red & green peppers instead of all green. No other changes just didn't care for the flavor or lack of. Just not our kind of meatloaf. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 2 star values: 2
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Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2013
I'm so sorry but we didn't like this at all:( I know there are thousands of variations of meatloaf out there & everyone likes something different...this was just inedible for us. I used all ground beef cuz we don't care for ground turkey & a mix of red & green peppers instead of all green. No other changes just didn't care for the flavor or lack of. Just not our kind of meatloaf. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2013
This was great. I doubled the veggies and used 2 pounds extra lean ground beef. I also doubled the oats and used an extra egg. It was enough to make 2 large loaves. It could have used a little more ketchup. It did fall apart a little so I think next time I'll use another egg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2013
I left out the green peppers used all turkey meat and replace the parsley with sage then baked in muffin papers for 25 minutes. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2017
I cut up the veg a little more chunky. Plan to add zucchini and more veg to this next time. Used tomato sauce (with low sugar content) instead of ketchup which really helped to cut down the sugar also spread some on top of the loaf which was nice. Great meatloaf. Thanks Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2013
I wanted something healthy made with Turkey and don't want to use bread crumbs. This is perfect. My 1 year old son LOVEs LOVEs it. So does my husband. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2013
My family loved this! I used pureed spinach and skipped the peppers. Was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2020
Swapped out carrots for the celery because that's what I had. Always moist and delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2015
I loved this recipe! So did the hubby. My kids were not huge fans but they don't really like meat. I added a ketchup brown sugar mixture to the top of the loaf for the last 30 minutes in the oven. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2015
I am desperately trying to find recipes that secretly include veggies to get into my family but unfortunately this was not our favorite. I followed the recipe pretty closely and it was very bland had a strange texture and just crumbled apart. Oh well! Read More