Monday, 20 June 2011

Hidden Healthy Surprise Turkey Meatloaf Patties

What’s worse than a dated old meatloaf? I think a lot! I decided to just deconstruct it a little and make it a little more appetizing and appealing to the eyes. What better way to take all those delicious ingredients that are added into a traditional meatloaf and making them into patties, that you can fry and put between bread or just eat alongside a salad. You can even add in a secret healthy ingredient that your diners will never know is there but packed with extra fibre and nutrition. This recipe can serve 4-5 people.

500g (1lb) turkey mince (Try to get turkey breast only otherwise you’re getting the same amount as beef)
2 stalks of celery
½ red/green pepper
1 small onion
1 can chopped tomatoes
Garlic powder
Onion powder
1/3 c bulgur wheat
1 egg
1 fresh tomato
½ tsp. salt
Freshly ground pepper

To start:
Dice all veggies, onion, pepper, celery and tomato.
Open the can of tomatoes and drain off most of the liquid, keep a little.
Next, mix all remaining ingredients until incorporated.

To finish:
Form patties and sauté in a hot pan with a little oil until browned on both sides.
Flip only once.
I suggest covering them for about 10 minutes so they get cooked properly through in the middle.

These made great leftovers to eat with sandwiches, salads, or just eat alone. The bulgur wheat addition really adds extra fibre and is a hidden plus for nutrition. Enjoy!

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