Spinach Turkey Loaves6:00 AM
This is one of my absolute FAVORITE dinners. I'm not sure why. Clark liked it maybe the first two times I made it. After that he got rather tired of it. Probably because I wanted to make it ALL. THE. TIME.
I'm not sure why I haven't shared this with you before. I adapted this recipe from the Cook Yourself Thin cookbook. Make sure to check out the original! The cookbook has some awesome adaptations and recipes in it.
- 1 lb ground white turkey meat (you can also use ground chicken, I suspect)
- 5 to 8 oz fresh or frozen spinach
*Pictured is made with frozen spinach, but I typically use fresh. I just had the frozen so I thought I'd try it-- and it worked wonderfully!*
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1/3 to 1/2 C bread crumbs (whole wheat to keep it healthy!)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp ketchup
- 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 to 2 tsp tabasco or hot sauce
- Preheat your oven to 375. Prepare a cookie sheet by spraying with cooking spray/coating with olive oil.
- In a medium sauce pan, heat your olive oil. Add your onion and sautee until soft and golden, about five minutes.
- Add your spinach and saute until wilted, about 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
*If you are using frozen (that's been thawed), it's clearly already wilted. Just toss it in there and saute it for a few seconds to let it soak up some flavor, but it doesn't need to be in the pan quite as long as fresh spinach.*
- Place mixture in a large mixing bowl with the turkey, bread crumbs, egg, and spices. Mix together just enough until it's combined, but don't over-do it!
- Use 1/3 to 1 C to scoop mixture, level it, and then flip the cup upside down onto the tray to get an even amount per loaf.
*I used 1/3 C and got about 5-6 loaves, I believe, but you can make them bigger if you have less people!*
- Cook for 30 minutes. During this time, make your sauce/glaze.
These go great with roasted veggies or asparagus!