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Healthy Turkey Meatloaf

healthy turkey meatloaf

5 from 3 reviews

Deliciously Moist Healthy Turkey Meatloaf has lots of hidden sauteed mixed vegetables and “Meaty” Mushrooms. A family favorite.

Ingredients

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  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, finely diced
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened store-bought or homemade hemp milk (see notes below for homemade hemp milk)
  • 2 tablespoons organic Worcestershire
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup organic ketchup
  • 1 organic egg, such as Vital Farms
  • 1 pound organic ground turkey
  • DRESSING: Combine 1 cup organic ketchup and 4 tablespoons worcestershire

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the onions, carrots, garlic and thyme in the bowl of a food processor. Process until minced but be sure to stop before the mixture turns into a paste. Transfer onion-carrot mixture to a bowl.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the the food processor. Process until just minced. Set mushrooms aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion-carrot mixture and cook for about 6 minutes, or until onions begin to soften. Add the minced mushrooms to the skillet, season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cook for about 5 or 6 minutes, or until both the onions and shiitakes are soft. Set the sauteed vegetable mixture aside in a large mixing bowl to cool.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the oats, hemp milk, Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons of the ketchup, egg and remaining 2 teaspoons of salt and whisk.
  6. To the large mixing bowl with the sauteed vegetables, add the ground turkey and the oat mixture and using your hands, combine. healthy turkey meatloaf
  7. Place the turkey meatloaf on the baking sheet and shape into a rounded rectangle. Brush the top with the remaining 1/2 cup ketchup and bake for 50 to 55 minutes.
  8. Remove turkey meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

Making homemade hemp milk takes less than 5-minutes; simply combine 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup hemp seeds and process in a high-speed blender (such as a Vitamix) until rich and creamy. That’s all there is to it!