Mama Murray’s Easy Meatloaf Recipe

Mama Murray’s Meatloaf is a throwback to my childhood. I smothered this classic lunch/dinner recipe in ketchup and devoured it. Oh, how deliciously nostalgic!

Mama Murray's Easy Meatloaf text on an image of sliced meatloaf topped with sauce and a sprig of rosemary
Let’s make a healthy version of Mama Murray’s Easy Meatloaf Recipe!

Let’s make a healthy version of Mama Murray’s Easy Meatloaf Recipe

I’ve made a few changes to Mama’s version to make it a bit healthier (turkey instead of beef, quick oats instead of white bread pieces). This can be a healthy lunch or dinner option and it serves six for less than 300 calories a serving! You can actually cut the calories even further by using skim milk and replacing the egg with 1/4 cup of your favorite egg substitute.

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Ingredients for Mama Murray’s Easy Meatloaf Recipe

  • 1 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce (Wooster!)
  • 1 tsp sage leaves (chopped fresh or dried)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 clove garlic (or 1/8 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 small onion (or 4 Tbsp onion powder)
  • 1/2 cup organic Ketchup

Directions to make Mama Murray’s easy Meatloaf recipe

Step 1

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Mix ingredients in a mixing bowl EXCEPT for KETCHUP.

Step 3

Spread into a loaf pan.  Good options for loaf pan sizes: 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 or 9 x 5 x 3.  You might be able to get it to work with a 13 x 9 x 2, but I’ve never tried it.

Step 4

Now you can spread ketchup over the top.  Thank you for your patience.

Step 5

Bake uncovered for one to 1 1/4 hours until internal temperature reads 160 degrees.

Step 6

Let sit for five minutes, then remove from pan.

Step 7

Slice, serve, and enjoy with your favorite ketchup!

Meatloaf recipe Modification possibilities

  • Lean beef instead of turkey
  • Skim milk over 1 or 2%
  • Egg substitute for an egg – Ideas: 1/4 cup applesauce, 2 Tbsp Arrowroot flour + 3 Tbsp of water, 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • Regular ketchup for organic
Yield: 6 servings

Mama Murray's Easy Meatloaf Recipe

Mama Murray's Easy Meatloaf Recipe

Mama Murray's meatloaf recipe is a delight during my childhood years, and I am so happy to be able to make a healthy version of it! Here's how easy this tasty, savory meatloaf recipe is to makr!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce (Wooster!)
  • 1 tsp sage leaves (chopped fresh or dried)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 clove garlic (or 1/8 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 small onion (or 4 Tbsp onion powder)
  • 1/2 cup organic Ketchup

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the ketchup.
  3. Transfer the mixture into the loaf pan.
  4. Spread the ketchup over the top of the mixture.
  5. Bake in the oven uncovered for 75 minutes.
  6. Take out of the oven and let it cool down for 5 minutes first before removing from the pan.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

You may do the following variations if you prefer:

  1. Lean beef instead of turkey
  2. Skim milk over 1 or 2%
  3. Egg substitute for an egg – Ideas: 1/4 cup applesauce, 2 Tbsp Arrowroot flour + 3 Tbsp of water, 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  4. Regular ketchup for organic

Have you tried Mama Murray’s super easy meatloaf recipe? How did it turn out?

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