Turkey and Bulgur Loaf

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This meat loaf includes bulgur, a healthy whole grain, and lots of vegetables, such as eggplant, onion, carrots and sweet red pepper. It's lower in fat, since turkey is lean to begin with, but you also use less meat than in most meat loaves. Sounds earnest, but it's delicious.

Turkey and Bulgur Loaf


Quantity Ingredients
1 cup coarse or medium bulgur
3/4 cup low-sodium tomato juice
2 eggs
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp each ground allspice and ground cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
few dashes hot pepper sauce
1 pound ground turkey
1 eggplant (about 1 lb/500 g), peeled and grated
1 onion, grated
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red pepper
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
2/3 cup tomato chili sauce or ketchup
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


In bowl, stir together bulgur and tomato juice; let stand for 30 minutes.

In separate large bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, garlic, salt, allspice, 1/2 tsp/2 mL of the cumin, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Mix in ground turkey, eggplant, onion, carrots, red pepper, parsley and soaked bulgur. Scrape into greased 9- x 5-inch/2 L loaf pan. Bake in 350°/180°C oven for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix together chili sauce, garlic,cayenne and the remaining cumin; spread over top of loaf. Continue baking until centre of meat loaf reaches 185°F/85°C, 60 to 70 minutes.

Makes 8 servings
Nutrition information: Per serving: about 249 cal, 15 g pro, 10 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 26 g carb, 5 g fibre, 91 mg chol, 673 mg sodium. % RDI: 4% calcium, 16% iron, 32% vit A, 40% vit C, 14% folate.

Source: www.homemakers.com