A Smoky Twist on Meatloaf
Enter the classic american meal – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans. Who doesn’t love the homey comfort this meal provides? I know my family does. They always ask “are you trying to knock us out (make us go to sleep) with this meal?”. I always smile when they say it because it is their way of saying “thanks mom” for cooking one of our favorites.
I used the McCormick meatloaf packet and recipe (clean eaters don’t kill me – I’m sure there is a recipe somewhere on pinterest for a homemade version). I used ground turkey instead of ground beef and added in 1/2 cup of PictSweet seasoning blend – a mix of frozen onions, bell peppers, celery and parsley. For the topping I mixed 1/4 cup ketchup with 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce (I used the new Heinz Memphis BBQ sauce) to give the meatloaf a nice smoky flavor instead of just the traditional ketchup topping.
If you try out this little twist let me know what you think!