Don’t let your leftovers go to waste! You can use a slice of meatloaf to make a sandwich for lunch the next day or throw together an easy dinner by crumbling up the meat to put in a casserole, soup or spaghetti sauce.
The oatmeal, panko bread crumbs, celery and onion add fiber to this dish to keep you feeling “full” longer, which may help you manage your weight.
1 medium onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
3 large eggs (whites only)
1 pound extra lean (96 percent) ground beef
1 pound lean (93 percent) ground turkey breast
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground sage
nonstick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Combine diced onion and celery into a large mixing bowl.
Separate the eggs (throw away yolks or save for another recipe). Add egg whites to onion and celery.
Add ground beef, ground turkey, oats, panko bread crumbs, ketchup, black pepper and sage. Mix well.
Spray an 8-by-8-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour mixture into pan.
Bake at 375 F for 45 to 55 minutes. (You can check for doneness by inserting a cooking thermometer into the center of the meatloaf. Meatloaf is done when temperature is at 155 F for at least 15 seconds.)