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A beefier turkey meatloaf


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It took me a long time of slowly introduction ground turkey in place of ground beef but, it's well worth it. The price is much better when you compare lean ground beef to ground turkey. 4$ or 2$ per lb.  Switching though can be hard.

This recipe was very good and I think the beef bullion they use in the onion soup mix gave it a bit more beefy flavor.  I'm not a big fan of meatloaf so, it's really saying a lot of this simple recipe that I'm taking the time to share it. It really is good. =) enjoy.

2 lbs lean ground turkey
2 slices whole wheat bread  (processed to fine crumbs)
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 packet of onion soup mix
3 carrots shredded (sauteed in evoo)
4 cloves garlic minced (sauteed in evoo)
pepper, oregano, basil, ground red pepper to taste

After garlic , carrots, and spices have been sauteed in extra virgin olive oil for a few minutes cool add to other ingredients. I prefer to form them into mini loaves. Divided the loaf in half over and over until I have 8 mini meatloaves. *It helps with serving size control and they cook more quickly* Bake at 350 degrees for 35 min.

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I love turkey I am a reformed vegetarian we only eat turkey chicken and fish never could bring myself to eat beef or pork.

Here is my recipe I absolutely love it! Uses lentils instead of bread crumbs packed with veggies too! My daughter loves it!

1 lb Ground Turkey Breast 1/3 cup red pepper, chopped 1/3 cup onion, chopped 1/3 cup carrot, chopped 4 cloves garlic 6 oz spinach, raw 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1/2 cup red lentils, cooked 1 egg Directions

  1. In bowl combine turkey, egg and parmesan.Set aside. Cook lentils according to package directions and drain.

  2. In sautee pan spray with cooking spray and sautee garlic, onion , pepper, and carrot for about 5 minutes until tender.

  3. Steam, drain, and chop spinach.

  4. Add sauteed vegetables, lentils, and spinach to turkey mixture stirring after each addition.

  5. Press into loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Original Post by im_amy:

This recipe was very good and I think the beef bullion they use in the onion soup mix gave it a bit more beefy flavor. 

 

lipton has a "beefy onion soup" mix now, too.  it comes out of the packet more brown than regular onion soup mix so i'm guessing it's simply got more bullion in it.

thanks for the info.

I appreciate the veggie version. I'm a slow reformer of my diet. ( kinda of a tort is in the race for a better diet). I'll keep your recipe in mind as I s-l-o-w-y add on veggie only meal a week into families diet.

 

My recipe is based on Martha Stewart's old Meatloaf 101 recipe, with some interesting changes.  I use half ground turkey breast and half extra lean ground beef

Lean Meatloaf

I've used Stewart's technique of chopping the vegetables, and I've added some flaxseed meal to help hold it together and to add fiber and omegas.  It's really good if I do say so.

Awesome recipe, that's a brilliant idea of adding french onion soup mix to turkey to give it that beefy flavor.

One thing I'd tend to watch out for is the quantity of MSG (monosodium glutamate) or "hydrolyzed vegetable proteins".  A lot of beef boullion products contain these chemicals.  These chemicals stimulate your savory taste buds, and make you think it tastes so great that you have to eat more than you probably should. 

Remember the Cheeto's commercial, you can't eat just one?  It's the MSG that makes you want to go for the second, and third, etc.  My opinion is that the reason a lot of us are overweight is from being duped into eating too much food with MSG and not stopping when we've really had enough.

But if you have the willpower to only eat the proper portion size, then I'd say go for it.  I'm sure this is delicious.

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