Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

August 24, 2012
Turkey and quinoa meatloaf is good and good for you.  Enjoy your favorite comfort food with a healthful twist.  Turkey has less saturated fat compared to beef and less calories.  Quinoa is packed with fiber, iron, and protein and adds texture to the meatloaf.  Serve this turkey and quinoa meatloaf with steamed vegetables and roasted potatoes.
1 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
500 grams ground turkey
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon sea salt
In a medium saucepan, combine the drained quinoa and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook until all of the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
In a heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and jalapeño and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
Add the cumin and cook 1 minute more. Transfer to a large bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Form a meat loaf.
Transfer to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes at 200°C, or until done.
Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before you slice it. Serve with potato salad.

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