Our family recipe (now further adapted) uses steel-cut oatmeal as a way to lighten up the traditional heaviness of the turkey meatloaf, and it also helps to retain moisture in during baking. Light, moist, and warm — comfort food at its finest.
In a frying pan, heat the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add carrots, celery, and onions and sauté until the onions become roughly translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.