Serving Size : 1 large loaf


  • 2 teaspoons             olive oil
  • 1 cup                         onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup                    carrot, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup                     green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup                     celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup                     red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2                                garlic cloves, minced
  • 2   1/2 cups              raw turkey, ground
  • 1 cup                         bread crumbs, plain or seasoned
  • 1/3 cup                     ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon               salt
  • 1 teaspoon               pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon           nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon           cumin powder, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon           cilantro, ground
  • 2 tablespoons          parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 4                                egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon            Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup                     Chili Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons          brown sugar
  • spray                         vegetable cooking spray

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over a medium heat. Add onion, carrot, green onion, celery, red bell pepper, and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes, or until tender. Combine onion mixture, turkey, crumbs, ketchup and all the spices with eggs, in a large bowl. Stir Well.

Coat 9 x 5 ” loaf pan with cooking spray, or shape mixture into  9 x 5 ” loaf on a sprayed pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (see my notes below).

Combine ketchup or chili sauce with brown sugar, brush over turkey loaf.  Bake another 30 minutes or until done. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

SERVING IDEAS : How about with mashed potatoes or jasmine rice?

NOTES : I did not use both types of onion, just one or the other, but not both. Also, I cooked the loaf a little longer during the first half of the cooking, maybe 45 minutes instead of 30 minutes. This cooks nicely as a free form loaf, or you can make a couple of smaller loaves instead.

Recipe by : Joyce

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