Friday, May 13, 2011

Turkey Meatloaf

I love meatloaf. This is a recipe that I made up as a healthy alternative to traditional beef meatloaf.  It is full of veggies, low cal, and oh so yummy.

First, set the oven to 375  degrees.

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Here are the ingredients that you will need:

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Start with 1 pound thawed turkey burger.

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Add 2 cups shredded yellow squash and zucchini.

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1 cup coarsely chopped mushrooms.

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1/2 cup each of julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped black olives, and chopped walnuts.

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2 cups fresh spinach.

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Instead of the standard saltine crackers that usually go in meatloaf, I like to use Wasa crackers.

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Five Wasa crackers to be exact, and two eggs (you can just use egg whites, but you'll probably want to uses three eggs instead of two).

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The spices:
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
1 1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 tsp. Sage
1 tsp. Onion Powder

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Put all ingredients into the bowl with the thawed turkey burger.  Make sure the Wasa crackers are crushed, and the garlic is pressed.

1 T Ketchup
1 T Mustard
1/2 T Worcestershire Sauce

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Mix ingredients by hand and add them to a baking dish.

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Bake for one hour.

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Serve with a side dish such as quinoa pilaf (recipe coming soon) and ENJOY!


Team Backwoods Views said...

Nice pictures looks very professional. I prefer regular meatloaf...looks a bit to healthy for me.

Team Backwoods Views said...

I mean looks a bit "too" healthy, but I would probably try it.

jamie said...

Love the pics karen. I love the one of the oven nob.