August 28, 2013

Italian Spiral Meat Loaf (C1)

Italian Spiral Meat Loaf (C1)

2 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup marinara, divided
3-5 Tbsp flaxseed meal (in lieu of breadcrumbs)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 tsp dried oregano
1 garlic cloved minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 pounds lean ground turkey
1/2 pound deli ham (the kind the butcher slices for you at the deli counter!)
2 cups shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
6 oz jar sliced mushrooms, drained

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, 3/4 cup marinara, flaxseed meal, onion, green pepper, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.

Pat turkey mixture in a 12" x 10" rectangle on a piece of parchment paper.

Layer with ham, 1 1/2 cups cheese and mushrooms over the turkey mixture to within 1 inch of the edges.

Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side and peeling parchment paper away as you roll.

Seal seam and ends. Place seam side down in a greased 13" x 9" baking dish; brush with remaining marinara.

Bake uncovered at 375 for 1 hour. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 15-20 minutes longer or until no pink remains.

Using two large spatulas, carefully transfer turkey loaf to a serving platter.

For C2, you can replace 1 pound of the ground turkey with 1 pound of ground pork; you can also use lean ground beef instead in C2.

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