Saturday, November 26, 2011

Turkey Meatloaf Redux (C1)

Turkey Meatloaf Redux (C1)
Recipe Author: Simmie Sinow

2 lbs. ground turkey (this cooks down to 75% depending on the fat content)
1 egg         
¼ cup salsa (I recommend a little bit more, change to 1/3 cup or more)
3 Tbsp Flaxseed meal
4 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, shredded (I use the parm cheese in the shaker can)
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Garlic powder
½ tsp Sage
To taste Onion flakes or minced
¼ tsp Cavender’s or Italian seasoning
Combine all ingredients and put in a loaf pan that’s been sprayed with nonstick vegetable spray.  Bake at 350 for 90 minutes.  After removing from the oven, let it sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.

I didn't replace the onion soup mix at the same rate with the flaxseed, as the flaxseed thickens easier than the soup mix. The soup mix would have been 8T (1/2 cup) and I was afraid to put THAT much flaxseed in the loaf! LOL

Flaxseed meal is technically a C2 ingredient, but 3 Tbsp split 6 or 8 ways, you are not getting even the amount that would be equivalent to a condiment-sized serving….you’d be getting between 1.12 teaspoons and 1.5 teaspoons.

On the ground turkey, you will wind up with about 75% of the 2 lbs. of turkey after baking (12 ounces).  For lean ground chicken, you’ll wind up with about 85% after baking (13.6 ounces).

Info on this recipe:
I’ve been making this recipe since about 1980 and decided to modify it to fit the 17 Day Diet.  The only things I changed were to use flaxseed meal instead of onion soup mix or bread crumbs and switched to Cavender’s seasoning from the more traditional Italian seasoning.

The only downside to this recipe is waiting the 1.5 hours for it to bake!

ALTHOUGH…………….doing this in the microwave? 20 minutes!  Just cover with plastic wrap and fold back one corner for venting.  Microwave for 18 minutes, then remove and pour out the liquid that’s accumulated; put some more salsa on top and cook 2 more minutes.

You can make smaller portions of this by using about 4 ounces of the meat mixture and shape into something about the length of your hand, rounded on top like a meatloaf would be.

Then place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 and check after about 10 minutes -- ovens vary, so it may take a little more than that, depending on how hot your oven runs.

The smaller portion which is great for 1 person is something I've enjoyed doing for many years!


  1. This is one of my favorite recipes! It's nice because those who aren't dieting don't even realize HOW healthy it really is....fools them!

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