The Best Meatloaf! (Beef & Turkey)

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Delicious Savory Meatloaf- The best meatloaf recipe! A healthier alternative to traditional meatloaf, with lean ground beef and turkey, hidden veggies, and a chili sauce topping.

How to Make The Best Meatloaf! (Beef & Turkey)

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 This is the best meatloaf recipe, a Delicious Savory Meatloaf that I have been making for years!  If you’ve been wondering how to make meatloaf both lean and amazing, you’ll love this recipe!

The mixture of lean beef and turkey makes this easy meatloaf a healthier alternative to a traditional meatloaf as it’s a little bit leaner!  It’s kept extra moist because it has some sneaky little veggies hidden in it! Although the addition of turkey lightens this meatloaf up in calories if find it much more rich and flavorful than a typical turkey meatloaf.  I love the zesty addition of Chili Sauce, but feel free to use ketchup in it’s place if you don’t have it!  If you are not familiar with Chili Sauce, it is NOT spicy but is just a deliciously zesty sauce similar to ketchup but less sweet.

It’s always a huge hit and tastes great cold the next day!  The leftovers from this recipe were used to create my Mushroom Swiss Patty Melts (and there were only leftovers because I actually hid them in the fridge).  :)

Items You’ll Need for This Recipe

Chili SaucePanko Bread CrumbsAluminum Foil

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5 from 1 vote
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Savory Meatloaf
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatloaf
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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (I use Panko)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 carrot cut in chunks
  • 1 small onion cut in chunks
  • 1/4 cup chill sauce (or ketchup if you don't have chill sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (or 2 teaspoons dried parsley)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a blender, combine egg, carrot, onion, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, parsley and pepper.
  3. Blend until the carrot & onion are finely chopped and the mixture is fairly smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, combine blended mixture, beef, turkey and bread crumbs. Mix until evenly combined. (Note: Overmixing can result in a tough meatloaf).
  5. Spray a foil lined pan very well with no-stick spray. Place the meat on the pan and form into a loaf shape about 4" wide x 3" high.
  6. Cover with foil to create a seal.
  7. Bake for 1 hour. Remove foil, spread topping over meatloaf and bake an additional 15-30 minutes or until meatloaf reaches 165 degrees.
  8. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 339, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 115mg, Sodium: 1036mg, Potassium: 807mg, Carbohydrates: 29g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 17g, Protein: 37g, Vitamin A: 45.1%, Vitamin C: 12.6%, Calcium: 5.1%, Iron: 19.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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* Mushroom Swiss Patty Melts * Cheeseburger Macaroni * Mushroom Salisbury Steak *


Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

13 comments on “The Best Meatloaf! (Beef & Turkey)”

  1. Hello Holly, I am going to try this tonight, do you have the nutritional information? Calories etc?
    Thank you

  2. Best meatloaf ever!!

  3. just wondering why there’s no salt in your ingredients.

    • Personal preference. :) You could definitely add salt to taste.

      • Hi Holly! I love your recipe. Delicious. I like the fact that there is no salt. I have to have low sodium, no table salt added recipes, or my legs swell up bad. Consider adding a 1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms to recipe. I love the turkey because doctor has me on a low red meat diet and I can still have my once a week red meat meal but reduce the red meat with turkey! Thank you for awesome recipe.

  4. I like to use crushed pork rinds instead of bread crumbs. Spicy pork rinds just add an extra layer of flavor without the carbs in bread.

  5. To make it more nutritious replace the bread crumbs with quick oats.

  6. Hi Holly ~ your meatloaf & leftovers sound great….I’m pondering leaving a meatloaf covered with foil for an hour….does that make it super juicy? I’m not an expert to say the least but we’ve never covered meatloaf to cook….thanks for your feedback & I can’t wait to use the chili sauce….never thought about that….and love the product!

    • I love chill sauce too! So yummy!

      I think it does keep it juicier because it almost “steams” it for the first part of the cooking. Because you are using turkey and lean beef in this recipe, there isn’t tons of fat. Removing the foil at the end lets it get that yummy “crust” on the outside.

      Enjoy! I’d love to hear how it works out for you! This is my hands down favorite. :)

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