I’ve been a member of The Good Cook book club for a little while now and recently received a letter that I needed to fulfill my obligation for membership and purchase one more cookbook. I hadn’t really thought about a new cookbook for awhile so I was at a loss. I wanted a healthy cookbook, since a lot of my recent purchases have not been. I started by searching on Amazon.com and found that Ellie Krieger’s new book, The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life, was very popular with great reviews. Ellie Krieger hosts Healthy Appetite on the Food Network. I’ve actually never even watched the show but checked out some of her recipes online and decided this was the book for me.
The cookbook has turned out to be a great resource so far. It’s jam packed with waist-friendly recipes that sound delicious. I’ve made a few so far and each one has turned out fantastic. The first one I made was Ellie’s Mom’s Turkey Meatloaf. This meatloaf used ground turkey and rolled oats as a binding ingredient. Some of the other ingredients included that were not typical to a meatloaf recipe (or at least the ones I’ve made) were red peppers and Worcestershire sauce. The only alteration I made to the recipe was not including the onions on top. I did include them in the meatloaf.
The results were a great tasting and very flavorful turkey meatloaf. I loved this recipe and plan on using it again in the future. Stay tuned for more reviews from Ellie Krieger’s cookbook in the near future!
Overall rating: 4.5 stars
Mom’s Turkey Meatloaf
Copyright, 2005, Ellie Krieger, All rights reserved
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup skim milk
1 medium onion, peeled
2 pounds ground turkey breast
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir together the oats and milk. Thinly slice 1/4 of the onion and set aside. Finely chop the remaining onion. In a large bowl combine the turkey, oat mixture, chopped onion, bell pepper, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, salt and a few grinds of pepper. Mix just until well combined. Transfer the mixture to a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and shape into a loaf about 5 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches high. Pour the tomato sauce over the meatloaf and sprinkle with the sliced onions. Bake for about 1 hour or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F.
Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
|Nutritional Analysis per Serving||Calories: 205|
|Total Fat: 3.5||Saturated Fat: 0.5|
|Protein: 32||Carbohydrates: 13 grams|
|Fiber: 2 grams|