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What is a turkey meatloaf recipe for people with diabetes?

This updated meatloaf recipe uses lean ground turkey instead of ground beef. Sautéed onions, leeks, garlic, and red wine boost this low-carb meatloaf's flavor -- and a secret ingredient keeps it moist.

Click below to watch chef Michel Nischan mix up this low-carb meatloaf.





Low Carb Meat Loaf

Ingredients

Sauce
1 tbsp grapeseed oil (or olive oil)
1 fresh leek, thinly sliced
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
3 medium garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
6 oz tomato sauce
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 tsp fresh basil, chopped
1 tsp oregano leaves, choppped
1 pinch salt, or sea salt (to taste)
1 tbsp light spelt flour (or any whole grain flour)

Meatloaf
1 lb ground turkey
1 tbsp light spelt flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1/2 cup chopped zucchini, peeled and grated
1 pinch kosher salt
1 pinch ground black pepper

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Coat large skillet with grapeseed oil. Heat over medium. Add leek, onion, and garlic. Sauté until just golden brown. Add flour, stir and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Add wine, chicken broth, tomato sauce, basil, oregano, flour, and salt to skillet. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Set sauce aside.
4. In large bowl, combine ground turkey, eggs, zucchini, and flour. Mix well. Add 1/4 cup sauce, and stir in gently. Grease or line 4" x 8" loaf pan. Form meatloaf into pan. Cover with foil. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Discard any drippings.
5. Heat remaining sauce and serve with meatloaf.

Additional Information
For a classic dinner combo, serve with Green Beans Amandine. 

Makes 8 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 167.9
Total Carbs 6.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 2.3 g
Total Fat 8.7 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Unsaturated Fat 6.6 g
Potassium 293.9 mg
Protein 13 g
Sodium 292.5 mg

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