Monday, January 17, 2011

Turkey Greek Loaf, a food of compromise

This recipe came about after I wanted turkey burgers and greek food and my boyfriend wanted meatloaf.  So. freaking. good. 

Turkey Greek Loaf

  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 4 oz light feta cheese
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice bread (I used Glutino's flax and brown rice bread)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp skim milk
  • 1 medium onion, diced (red or white/yellow is fine)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 tsp low sodium worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp all spice (I LOVE this one)
Chop onion. Mince garlic. Thaw spinach.

Heat a skillet over medium high heat, adding EVOO after 30 seconds. Add chopped onion and 1 tbsp of oregano, crushing it in your hands before adding to skillet to release flavor. Add half of the dried dill. After onion is softened, about 2 - 3 minutes, add garlic, sauteing until fragrant and onions are translucent. Set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 350.

Rip up bread into small pieces and put in the bottom of a medium mixing bowl. Beat egg and add to mixing bowl, along with milk and a dash of worcestershire sauce. Stir. Add cooled onions and garlic, turkey, thawed spinach and crumbled feta. Add 2 tbsp of all spice and remainder of oregano and dill. Mix with hands until well integrated and cohesive.

Grease a metal loaf pan with oil and add meat mixture, pressing down to form a tight loaf. Bake for 20 minutes at 350, and for 10 more at 400 until brown all the way through.

Serves 5.
Nutrition breakdown per serving:
204 Calories; 4.6 grams of Fat; 99mg Cholesterol;  816mg Sodium; 
12g Carbs; 3g Dietary Fiber; 3g Sugar; 27g Protein

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