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Emeril's Meatloaf with Oatmeal

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If your family loves meatloaf as much as Emeril's, get them into the kitchen to help assemble this simple, winning meatloaf recipe with oatmeal. Whip up some mashed potatoes and a vegetable, such as green peas or steamed carrots, and you've got a well-rounded meal.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, September 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped (3/4 cup)
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey (preferably 85% lean) or a blend of ground turkey thighs and breast
  • 1 1/4 cups chili sauce (sweet) or ketchup

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Cook bacon, stirring, until almost crisp, about 4 minutes. Add onion and bell pepper, season to taste with salt and pepper, and cook until vegetables are soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add oats and evaporated milk. Let cool.

  2. Add turkey, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 2 tablespoons chili sauce and stir well to combine. Transfer mixture to a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan and smooth top. Spread remaining chili sauce over top. Bake until meatloaf is cooked through (an instant-read thermometer inserted in center should read 165 degrees), about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let cool in pan 20 minutes before slicing.

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  • eliz5216456
    9 MAR, 2017
    I have not made this recipe yet, but have been using rolled oats (Bob's Red Mill processed on equipment not used with gluten products) in place of bread crumbs for some time as they are gluten free. I pulse the oats a few times in a food processor to make them the consistency of bread crumbs.
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  • LLGray
    7 DEC, 2014
    This is one delicious meatloaf! Definitely a keeper! Also used ketchup instead of chili sauce for that old-fashioned meatloaf flavor.
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  • LLGray
    7 DEC, 2014
    Ths is one delicious meatloaf! Definitely a keeper! Also used ketchup instead of chili sauce for that old-fashioned meatloaf flavor.
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  • jakenapril
    26 JUN, 2011
    This meatloaf is my family's favorite! My youngest son has dairy allergies and to find a recipe without eggs in is great. I also substitute out the milk for soy milk and my family can't even tell. Thanks, Emeril, and Martha, for making a great meatloaf that our whole family can enjoy!
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