Hello everyone and Happy August! I’m just popping in with an awesome new (to me) recipe and some creative ideas for tasty variations to fit everyone’s tastes. I was recently exposed to the culinary delight of Greek Meatloaf. This tasty dish combines ground turkey, spinach, mushrooms and feta cheese into a fabulous (and not too unhealthy) meatloaf.
Ready for the super-easy-to-prepare recipe? Here is my version:
½ medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup Portobello mushrooms, chopped
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp garlic salt
¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
1 package fresh baby spinach
1 lb ground turkey
½ cup bread crumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
Brown Sugar BBQ sauce or Ketchup
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Heat olive oil in a medium to large size skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions, salt and pepper and saute until onions are translucent but not brown (10-15 minutes). Add in spinach and mushrooms and stir until heated through.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the onion mixture, ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg and Worcestershire sauce. Mix until very well combined.
Place half of the turkey mixture in the bottom of a meatloaf pan and push it flat. Now add the feta cheese, pressing on it lightly to adhere it to the bottom layer of ground turkey. Add the remaining turkey mixture on top of the feta cheese layer. Top with about 3 tablespoons of BBQ sauce (or ketchup, if you prefer).
Bake for 45-50 minutes (or until the internal temperature reaches 165F degrees).
And there you have it! If you are not a fan of meatloaf, you can also use the mixture to make meatballs (that can be used with pasta or on a super delicious meatball sub):
Or use the mixture to make turkey burgers during a summer (or autumn) grill out night.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!
Until next time ~