Turkey & Sausage Loaf

Turkey & Sausage meat loaf

(As good as or better that the original?) 

 

Servings 6

Net carbohydrates    18g.

 

Note: Meatloaf was created to stretch the food dollar by adding “cheaper” bread to expensive meat to make it go further. This is the problem for us diabetics. We need to keep the carbs down.  I started making this recipe with ground turkey in order to cut down on the fat in my diet. Because I wanted more flavor and texture, I added a small amount of sausage into the recipe. Over the years I have come to like it even more than regular meat loaf. It is not just a “substitute”, it speaks very well on its own. You need to judge for yourself.

I have discovered that Panko works better than bread crumbs in this recipe. It absorbs more liquid using a smaller amount than fine crumbs and adds a nice texture to the loaf.

 

 

1 – medium onion, chopped

2 – Tbsp. butter

2 – cloves of garlic, grated

2 – eggs, beaten

Salt and pepper to taste

1 –Tbsp. Herbs de Provence

2 – Tsp fresh Parsley, chopped

2 – Tsp. Dijon mustard

2 –  ice cubes Mushroom juice

OR

½ – cup mushrooms sautéed in 2 Tbsp. butter, and chopped finely

¼ – cup grated Parmesan cheese

½ – cup Panko

 

1 ¼ – pound 85% lean ground turkey

2 – SWEET chicken or turkey sausage, removed from casing

 For Topping /crust:

1 – Tbsp Dijon mustard

3 – Tbsp. Mayonnaise

¼ – cup Grated parmesan Cheese

 

¼ cup Panko

1 – cup Water for the pan

Cooking spray for the pan


 

HOW TO PREPARE THE RECIPE:

 

Preheat oven to 350

In a small sauce pan, over medium high heat, cook the butter and onions until the onions are a rich brown. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds more. Add the mushroom cubes OR chopped mushrooms. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Let cool slightly.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the seasonings, mustard. Add the Parmesan cheese and Panko and mix to combine. Add the ground turkey and sausage work with your hands to thoroughly combine.

Line a 9 x13 baking pan,  with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Turn the meat mixture out onto the pan and flatten out to get rid of air pockets. Press the turkey mixture into a bullet loaf shape.

Combine mustards and mayonnaise and spoon over loaf.

Top with Panko and Parmesan Cheese .

Pour water around the loaf to keep the loaf moist while cooking.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow to sit, covered for 10 minutes before slicing.

Amazing sandwich the next day. …..Serve with Reumolaude Sauce (that sauce, again?)

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