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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