Turkey Sausage Loaf

March 09, 2010

Turkey Sausage Loaf

From Food to Some Poison to Others by Terry Traub R.D.H., B.S. – this recipe is dairy-free, corn-free and gluten-free. The author has a couple of tips – adjust the breadcrumbs according to the water content of your ground turkey, (which can vary widely) – and if you don’t feel like chopping the vegetables, pulse them in a food processor.

This recipe makes 4 servings.

1 pound turkey, ground
½ pound sausage turkey, casings removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
2 tablespoons hard goat or sheep’s cheese, grated
2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ cup rice bread crumbs
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons water
1 egg beaten
2 slices turkey bacon

In a large skillet, sauté onions, celery and carrots in oil until tender. Cool. 
In large bowl combine ground turkey, turkey sausage, cheese, parsley, garlic, Worcestershire, spices, bread crumbs, tomato paste and water mixed together and egg.
Add cooked onion mixture.
Mix together and form two loaves.
Place into greased 8 by 8 inch baking dish.
Cut bacon strips in half and then in half vertically.
Place bacon strips horizontally across the loaves, 4 on each loaf.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Nutrient Name Nutrient Value Unit Daily Value %
Calories 500     
Calories from Fat 260     
Total Fat 30  g   46% 
Saturated Fat 8  g   40% 
Trans Fat 0.5  g    
Cholesterol 205  mg   68% 
Sodium 1350  mg   56% 
Carbohydrates 17  g   6% 
Dietary Fiber 2  g   8% 
Sugars 5  g    
Protein 40  g    
Vitamin A   IU   60% 
Vitamin C   mg   15% 
Calcium   mg   20% 
Iron   mg   25% 

Nutritional information provided by www.menucalc.com