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Turkey Loaf

--Revised Oct. 22, 2011--

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  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. canola oil (to sauté onion)
  • ½ Tbl. Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Tbl. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 20 oz. (1¼ lbs.) ground turkey
  • 2 slices whole grain bread toasted, and crumbled
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup ketchup


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Sauté onions in a medium size pan, over medium-low heat, until translucent. (This step is semi optional and can be skipped by chopping the onions fine; they will get cooked along with the turkey).
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl, add onions, and mix well.
  4. Press the mixture into a 9x5 loaf pan. (I use this 2-piece nonstick Norpro meatloaf pan which allows some of the fat to drain off.)
  5. Bake for 90-minutes. Internal temperature should be 160° when removed from the oven. Let stand 10-minutes; slice and serve.

Nutrition:  (Serving size: th recipe; ~1-inch slice of meatloaf)
: 165        protein: 14.4g      total carbohydrate: 8.2g    total fat: 8.1g
: 4.2g        sodium: 270mg     dietary fiber: 0.9g         saturated fat: 1.9g