By BabyKEsq on January 23, 2008
Photo by I'mPat
Photo by I'mPat
"This is a very flavorful meatloaf that qualifies as a core recipe for Weight Watchers. I love onions, so there are lots, but obviously you can adjust the onions and the spices to taste. I rarely measure spices unless following a recipe, so all measurements for spices are approximate. Also, I almost always use ground turkey, but this could be made with ground beef. There are a lot of steps here, but none of them are very hard and can be done quite quickly. Don't be afraid of using oats. Once cooked, you cannot tell the oats are there."
Serving Size: 1 (206 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I scaled this back for 4 serves and baked in a meatloaf tin (lined with foil for easy removal) but otherwise made to recipe baking at 175C fan forced for 45 minutes and was thoroughly enjoyed with some left overs for sandwiches. Thank you BabyEsq, made for Help A Naked Recipe, Photo Forum Special Event."
"This was an awesome meatloaf. It is 7 points on the points plus program. If I didn't know it was turkey I would have never guessed."
"Quite good indeed. I used beef, 3 tsp minced garlic, 1 2/3 cup tomato sauce, replaced the Italian seasoning with liquid smoke, and left out the onion and pepper. Even with less sauce it was too moist, so I had to keep it in the oven longer. Next time I'll just reduce the liquid a bit. Overall, this was a healthy and delicious recipe that is definitely a keeper. Thanks a lot."
"I LOVE this one and make it often. I did modify it a little to my tastes. The way I made it is more southern. I omitted the fennel seeds because there was none at the store. I eyeball all the ingredients and put in a little extra italian seasoning, I added about 1 tablespoon of spenda brown sugar and a little extra oats, and I also used ketchup instead of the canned tomato sauce in the mix and a good amount on top of the meat to cook. I used a red onion instead because I was out of white onions...and it actually is SO much better than white onions that I always use red now!! It turns out good all the time now...thanks!!!!:D"
"Oh goodness, this was wonderful! I didn't have any fennel but it was still very flavorful. This is a keeper!"
"What a great recipe!!! This was so easy to make and it tasted great! I left the fennel seeds out...I don't care for those. But, the followed to the tee other than that. My DH and DD just loved it! I served it with a baked potato and corn. It was a hit! I will be adding this to our weekly menu rotations. Thanks for posting!"
"What a treat! I made this meat loaf for dinner tonight and had to pay very close attention to the Comfort Zone 'cause it was easy to go for seconds. I considered omitting the fennel but changed my mind, and I'm glad I did. The fennel gave a special zip that folks at my table liked a lot. Thanks for a great recipe, BabyKEsq."
"I really like this recipe. It's one of the better meatloafs I have had in a long time, although I did make some minor changes. I did make it with ground meat and skip the fennel seeds (I didn't have any on hand). I forgot to add the salt and pepper, so I liberally sprinkled fresh ground pepper on top. I was out of italian seasoning, so I used 1/2 Tbsp oregano and 1/2 Tbsp basil. All the flavors might surprise you with the first bite, but it is sooo good. YUM! YUM! I will definitely be making this again."
"I made this today and really enjoyed it. I left out the fennel since I am not a big fan, and I used beef instead of turkey. The meatloaf was very moist with tons of flavor. I will definitely be making this again!"
"I made this tonight for dinner with some baked potatoes and I was the only one who finished my piece of meatloaf. I thought the fennel seeds really gave it a nice flavor along with the minced garlic, but the other 3 complained that the flavor was overpowering. You're right, the oats don't stand out in this like they do in my usual meatloaf. While I probably won't make this recipe again, it works out nicely with a moist flavorful loaf, in my opinion. Thanks for posting!"
"This is the BEST meatloaf ever!"