Our first recipe is Old Fashioned Turkey Loaf when my children were young. When we cut back on saturated fat and ground turkey became available, I began to make this favorite.
Olive oil cooking spray
1 medium carrot, peeled
1 small onion, quartered
1 small summer squash or zucchini, cut in quarters
6 ounces mushrooms, quartered
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 tablespoons ketchup,
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 ounces egg substitute
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
Freshly ground pepper
2 bay leaves
2 slices turkey bacon
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Using the grating disc of your food processor, grate all of the vegetables. Coat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray, transfer the vegetables to the skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until the mixture is cooked through and has reduced by one half. Stir in the thyme and cool for 10 minutes.
In a bowl, combine the ground turkey and oatmeal. In a cup, mix the ketchup and Worchester sauce. Put 2 teaspoons aside and add the remainder to the turkey mixture. Add the egg substitute, cooled vegetables, salt (if using) and pepper. Combine thoroughly.
Form the mixture into a loaf and place in a foil lined pan. Top with bay leaves, drizzle with remaining ketchup mixture, and crisscross the bacon slices on top.
Bake for about 1 hour. Cooked turkey can remain pink when cooked, so make sure you cook the loaf long enough to register 170° F if using ground dark meat.
Expel from the oven and permit to rest for 10 minutes before cutting.
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