Perfect Pear Turkey Loaf

Makes 4 to 6 Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small celery stalk
  • 1 small carrot or 1/2 small sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Bartlett pears, drained and diced
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • METHOD

    Clean and cut up celery, carrot and onion. In food processor bowl, process until finely chopped. Scrape into a large bowl. Stir in 1/2 of the diced pears (about 2/3 cup), cooked rice, eggs, Italian seasoning, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Add ground turkey; mix well. Spoon mixture evenly into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan. In food processor bowl combine remaining pears, mustard, soy sauce, honey and lemon juice. Process until mixture resembles applesauce. Spoon on top of loaf. Bake in 350°F oven for 1 1/4 hours or until internal temperature reaches 185°F. Allow to cool 10 minutes before slicing.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 347
    Protein: 27g
    Carbohydrate: 28g
    Fiber: 2g
    Fat: 13g
    Sodium: 713mg
    Cholesterol: 28mg