I think I've mentioned before that people tend to cringe when they hear meatloaf.
Not me, I love it. I've made plenty of meatloafs that are super delicious and this one did not fail.
The only thing I would have done different is to NOT use the meatloaf pan and just put it in a loaf form on a baking pan lined with foil. Then the outside would get crispier and glazed. I tend to just think that meatloaf pans are FOR meatloaf. Well, I need to get over that!
Look at all of those oozing caramelized barbecue onions! I would totally have put twice as many on but then, I tend to be a freak over onions.
The daughter was the only one who scraped the onions off and I was right there to scoop up what she didn't want. More for me!
I had to seriously use some strong will power to stop at only one serving of this. It helped that the husband and brother both ate 2 servings which only left me one serving.
I admit, I totally scraped the pan before I washed it. Embarrassing, but reality. This was gooooooood!
Adapted from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey, 93%
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs, (I used Italian flavored)
1/4 cup quick cooking oats
2/3 cup barbeque sauce, divided (I used Sweet Baby Rays)
1/2 cup onion, diced
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp. italian seasoning
2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. sage
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper (I use a grinder, I don't know how much actually gets in there)
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. oil
1/4 cup barbeque sauce
Preheat oven to 425. In a large bowl, combine all the meatloaf ingredients except 1/3 of the bbq sauce. Spray a meatloaf pan with cooking spray. Dump the meatloaf in the pan. Brush 1/3 cup of bbq sauce over the top. Bake at 425 for about an hour or until done. If there is any grease in the pan when it's done, carefully pour it into a can to get rid of.
While meatloaf is cooking, prepare your onion topping. In a pan, toss the onions and oil and cook on low heat for about 15 - 25 minutes until tender and caramelized. Add the bbq sauce and heat through. Top the meatloaf with the onions and serve.
Total calories = 1896 calories
6 servings = 316 per serving
BBQ Meatloaf + Oven Baked Fries + Sour Cream = 517 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.