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Turkey Mushroom Loaves

December 2006

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Making everyone their own individual meatloaf turns an everyday food into an easy, special-occasion main dish—and lean ground turkey makes them lighter. We love the leftovers on sandwiches too.



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Turkey Mushroom Loaves

Makes: 6 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely diced onion
  • 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 pounds 93%-lean ground turkey
  • 1/3 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (1/2 cup), ground to a powder in a spice grinder or a mini food processor
  • 1/3 cup dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs, (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add celery and onion. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cremini mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they give off their moisture and it mostly evaporates, about 5 minutes. Pour into a large bowl; cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in egg, turkey, ground porcini, breadcrumbs, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt and pepper until well combined, taking care not to overmix. Use a scant 3/4 cup to form an oval loaf about 4 inches long and 21/2 inches wide. Transfer to the prepared pan. Make 5 more loaves with the remaining mixture.
  4. Bake the loaves until lightly browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of one registers 165°F, 35 to 40 minutes. Slice and serve.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: If you can't find whole-wheat breadcrumbs, you can make your own. Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear the bread into pieces and process in a food processor until fine crumbs form. One slice makes about 1/3 cup. Spread the breadcrumbs on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F until dry and crispy, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving: 231 calories; 10 g fat (3 g sat, 2 g mono); 100 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 26 g protein; 2 g fiber; 376 mg sodium; 389 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (24% daily value), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat


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Recipe Categories

Servings
6
Main Ingredient
Turkey
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Holiday
Super Bowl
Type of Dish
Main dish, poultry
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Publication
December 2006
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