This Meatloaf and Brown Gravy is a family favorite, this one is made a bit healthier than most, with a mix of half beef and ground turkey plus nutritious oats, topped with a delicious brown gravy – comfort food at its finest!
Meatloaf and Brown Gravy
This Meatloaf and Brown Gravy is the best meatloaf recipe ever! When I crave comfort food, this meatloaf hits the spot. I have tons of turkey meatloaf recipes, but for this recipe I wanted it to taste more like a classic beef meatloaf. To keep it light, I used a blend of lean ground beef and turkey with oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs. And if you want some other meatloaf ideas, try Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf and Bacon-Topped Petite Turkey Meatloaf with BBQ Sauce.
Many traditional meatloaf recipes have a mix of beef, veal, and pork, so using a lean beef and turkey mix made sense. It turned out great and still had the beefy flavor I wanted.
How do you make meatloaf moist?
The eggs, milk, and sauteed onions and celery will make this meatloaf moist. Another tip for not drying it out is to make sure not to overmix the meat, which will make it tougher.
Also, you don’t want to overcook the meatloaf. Use a thermometer to check the temperature of the meatloaf. When it reads 160 degrees, the meatloaf is done. Let it rest for ten minutes before slicing.
How do you make meatloaf gravy from scratch?
If you’ve never made gravy before, it’s actually pretty simple.
1. Start by combining beef broth, thyme, and flour in a small saucepan, whisking over medium heat until it begins boiling. 2. Then simmer over medium-low heat until it thickens, occasionally stirring about 5 minutes. 3. Pour any drippings from the meatloaf on the sheet pan into the gravy and whisk for another minute. 4. Add salt and pepper to taste and remove the thyme.
What to Serve with Meatloaf and Brown Gravy
This meatloaf and brown gravy would be fantastic with macaroni and cheese, garlic mashed sweet potatoes, rice pilaf, or mashed potatoes. For a vegetable side, serve a salad, sauteed spinach, or roasted broccoli.
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Meatloaf and Brown Gravy
Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 1hr10mins
Total Time: 1hr25mins
This Meatloaf and Brown Gravy is a family favorite, made a bit healthier than most with a mix of beef and ground turkey plus oats, topped with a delicious brown gravy – comfort food at its finest!
1tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
1large yellow onion, chopped fine
2medium celery stalks, minced fine
1 1/2pounds90% lean ground beef
1 1/2pounds93% lean ground turkey
1tablespoonchopped parsley, plus more for garnish
1tablespoonchopped fresh thyme leaves
3large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2cupfat free milk
1 3/4cupsraw quick oats
Beef Gravy: (makes 3 cups)
1/4cupall purpose or gluten-free flour
3cupssalted beef broth or stock
fresh black pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Place a piece of parchment paper or foil on a sheet pan.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about 7 minutes.
Set aside to cool slightly.
In a large bowl combine the beef, turkey, parsley, thyme, eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
Add the onion mixture and the oats and combine with clean hands until mixed well.
Form into 1 long or 2 smaller rectangle loafs. Bake 50 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the middle reads 160 degrees.
Remove from the oven and rest for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, when the meatloaf is almost ready, combine the cold beef broth, thyme and flour in a small saucepan and whisk well over medium heat until it comes to a boil, then simmer over medium-low heat until it thickens, stirring occasionally about 5 minutes.
Pour the pan drippings, if any into the gravy and continue to whisk another minute. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, as needed, then discard thyme.
Slice the loaf into 24 slices and serve hot with the gravy. Garnish with parsley if desired.