January 27, 2016

Easy Turkey Meatloaf and Homemade Ketchup

Sometimes I get so busy that I find it hard to find time to cook a healthy meal for those nights at home.  This humble meatloaf is a snap to put together.    

The homemade ketchup came about when - yikes - I realized in the midst of making this that I had just a tablespoon of ketchup left in the bottle. I did not want to go out into the cold and drive to the store to buy ketchup, so I decided to do some Googling. How hard is it to make ketchup anyway?  Not hard at all, it turns out.



1 pound ground turkey
1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 cup chopped spinach
1 cup panko bread crumbs ( or ground crackers)
2 eggs
1/3 – 1/2 cup of water
1 cup cheese (may substitute low fat cheese)
Optional additions: Chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped mushrooms.

Mix with hands. Form in to a loaf and set in baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes or when bubbly and cooked throughout. During the last 10 minutes, remove and cover top with a thin layer of ketchup.  


1 6 oz can tomato paste
¼-1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon mustard powder

Mix all ingredients well.

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