Mom’s Meatloaf

Mom’s Meatloaf

Ready for a little slice of childhood? Mom’s meatloaf recipe will transport you back to being 6 years old again. I can almost hear my mom telling me to finish my green beans before I can leave the table.

Well I love my mom’s original recipe, I have made a few changed to her recipe just to make it a little bit more healthy and more of my own. So the first alteration of the recipe is the ground turkey in lieu of ground beef. I have noticed over the past few years that red meat does not sit well in my stomach anymore, sad I know. Next you  will add in eggs, Italian breadcrumbs, onion soup mix, BBQ sauce (not ketchup the second change I made) , and water. Combine all the items together in a bowl. I just use my hands, sans my rings. I find that mushing it all together is the best way to mix it plus you got to form the loaf, so might as well use your hands.Place onto a pre foiled pan, and shape into a loaf. (This is the third thing I changed from mom’s original recipe.) Please do not use a bread pan, I grew up thinking that meatloaf was made in a loaf pan. It is not. Thanks to the food network I remember watching one of my favorite chef’s make a meatloaf and they cooked it this way. By placing the loaf on an open baking sheet it will keep the meat from getting too greasy especially if you use beef. It also makes a nice crust and gives you more edges, which is my favorite part. I also drizzle it with BBQ sauce, my mom used ketchup when I was a kid, but I like the BBQ sauce especially with the ground turkey. Bake at 350 degrees for and hour. Slice and serve with your favorite sides. 


2 lbs. ground turkey (or beef)
2 eggs
1 cup Italian Breadcrumbs 
3/4 cup BBQ sauce + (1/2 cup to drizzle over top)
1/4 cup water
1 Envelope onion soup mix
Bake and 350 degrees for 1 hour.


  1. I have not had meatloaf in years, but it sounds great, just something about a home cooked meal.

  2. This is a great version and lighter than the traditional beef and pork meatloafs of years past. Love the BBQ sauce idea.

  3. I along with my pals we have been loving your site. This is a great new healthy twist on a old favorite. Also the barbecue sauce sounds really good instead of ketchup.

  4. I wanted to let you know that I am planning on making this for dinner tonight and I am going to try your recipe with ground turkey & adding Bbq sauce instead of ketchup. Wish me luck that no one notices the healthier choice I have made for them.

  5. Ummm we have not had this in a while. I am willing to give this version a try too, I bet the kids will love it.

  6. Gosh I make meatloaf at least once a week as a staple, but I have never tried the version with BBQ sauce and ground turkey, sounds good I will have to give it a try.

  7. You are so cool! I don’t suppose I’ve read anything like your blog before. So nice to search out someone with some authentic thoughts. I really want to thank you for setting this page up.

  8. I have not made a meatloaf in years since I gave up red meat. I really like that this is a poultry based version. Thanks for posting for the not red meat eaters.

  9. My niece enjoys meatloaf and mashed potatoes so I will make this for her birthday dinner. I know that sounds odd, why not pizza or something fun, well that is just how she is, kind of a meatloaf girl.

  10. I hope that it tasty as good as it looks you pictures are really great.

  11. The next time I read a blog, I will always compare to yours. You have a great story telling method that i enjoy reading along with really good information. Thanks

  12. I found a great sale on ground turkey and I immediately thought of this recipe. I have-not ever really made meatloaf before but your bbq variety sounds great and I got a ton of meat, so we shall try it.

  13. I just wanted to write and tell you how good this recipe is, I made it over the holidays to feed a crowd and it was very easy and tasty.

  14. I have not had meatloaf in ages and it sounds really good. I like the changes of Ground turkey you made to keep it lighter.

  15. I was very happy to have seek out this web-site. I wished to thank you for your time for this wonderful learn opportunity of American based recipes!! I definitely enjoying each little little bit of it and I’ve you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

  16. I am also commenting to let you know of the magnificent encounter I have going through your recipe box. Many thanks for presenting such priceless, semi healthy, informative food options, not to mention easy tips about the topic.

  17. checking outa few of your recipes for today, I am going to pin to preserve this information.

  18. Great revamp of a old favorite love the new spin on things! Thanks again for all the cooking details, since this is made from turkey I will probably try it out.

  19. I wish to show thanks to you just for rescuing me from myself, I decided to try an make a home cooked meal, and realized that is not really my thing. LOL

  20. That is the precisely what this blog is for, anyone who needs about this topic. You positively put a new spin on a topic that have been written about for years. Nice stuff, simply great!

  21. Thank you so much for this special family recipe. I won’t hesitate to suggest your site to anybody who needs guidance in the kitchen, you have recipes like Sandra Lee I love semi homemade things.

  22. You positively know cooking methods that carry food across generations. I can only consider you’re more well-liked than most since you positively have the gift of gab.

  23. So I am just checking out the entire recipe box, this one looks good too. I like the idea of bar-b-que sauce instead of the traditional ketchup topping, just to mix thing up a bit.

  24. Lipton Onion soup mix, well that is a good idea. I also really think the BBQ sauce would spice it up a bit too. Pinning for later.

  25. This look good I like a hearty meal, I think I will try it out to see how that BBQ sauce changes it up. Thanks for the recipe.

  26. Well, This looks good. I am a young cook and have been looking for a good meatloaf the twist of using turkey makes it seem healthier and BBQ sauce is a great idea.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *