So, my husband is constantly raving about his mom's meatloaf. Naturally, I asked for the recipe one day. Turns out, there was no secret ingredient - just the instructions on the back of a particular brand of French onion soup. For years this meatloaf held a beloved position on our dinner rotation, particularly around this time of year. There is something so down-home about a really simple recipe like that one - just ground beef, ketchup, eggs, and a packet of the dry soup mix.
When it came time to adapt mom's meatloaf to the Low FODMAP diet, it was obvious I would need to find a suitable ketchup. FODY Foods has a great certified Low FODMAP ketchup to keep things simple. I decided it would be fun to try my hand at a homemade version. So, I opted to try
the Low FODMAP ketchup recipe from Sarah at A Saucy Kitchen (be sure to use regular sugar, and not coconut sugar). It turned out great for french fry dipping, and even better in this meatloaf.
I call upon classic flavors here, with leeks, carrots, and celery creating a robust flavor, while the ketchup and breadcrumbs help bind it all together. And bacon - everything is better with bacon, but here it serves to add extra fat where the ground turkey lacks. You could also use all ground turkey for an overall leaner result.
Low FODMAP Meatloaf
1 lb ground turkey
1 lb ground beef
1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
1 stalk of celery, diced
1 leek, green part only, chopped
3 strips of bacon
1/2 cup breadcrumbs*
1/2 cup Low FODMAP ketchup**
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
*I used oven-dried sourdough bread, blitzed in the blender. Pork rinds (chicharrones) make an excellent gluten-free option.
**I used homemade from this recipe, being sure to use regular sugar instead of coconut sugar
Per Serve: Calories 292, Fat 14g, Sodium 503mg, Carbs 11g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 5g, Protein 30g
Preheat oven to 375(f).
Start by browning the bacon in a large saute pan. Set aside. Add the carrot, celery, leek, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to the pan, and cook until the vegetables have softened. Crumble the bacon back into the mixture and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the turkey, beef, breadcrumbs, egg, and the vegetable mixture. Put the whole thing into a loaf pan, and bake for 1 to 1.5 hours.
Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans, or your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!
What's your favorite recipe using ketchup?
Hi, I'm Zoe - a novice blogger who happened to experience IBS symptom relief following a Low FODMAP diet. I adapt recipes for a happy tongue and a happy tummy!