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Turkey–bean meatloaf

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 38 minutes

1 pound lean ground turkey
1 cup black beans
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1 whole egg, beaten
1 tablespoon skim milk
4 tablespoons low-sodium ketchup
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated reduced-fat, sharp Cheddar cheese
Nonstick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375˚F. Place ground turkey in a large mixing bowl. In a food processor or blender, blend black beans until they become a thick, somewhat chunky paste; do not process until they’re smooth and pudding-like. Add the black beans, bread crumbs, egg, skim milk, ketchup, onion, and 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese to the turkey, mixing with a spoon until well combined. Spray a standard loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and spoon meatloaf mixture into pan, pressing down firmly to shape. Top with the remaining 2 tablespoons of Cheddar cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until loaf is firm on top and juices run clear. Remove and let sit for about 8 minutes to rest before slicing; it will become firmer and easier to slice as it cools. Cut into 8 slices for serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:
  Calories: 377
  Carbohydrate: 25 g
  Protein: 40 g
  Fat: 13 g
  Saturated fat: 4 g
  Cholesterol: 178 mg
  Sodium: 243 mg
  Fiber: 3 g
Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 starch, 4 lean meat
Carbohydrate choices: 1 1/2




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