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FRENCH ONION TURKEY MEATLOAF

OR French Onion Soup Turkey Meatloaf – ’cause all the flavors are in there.  Yes, they are.

This takes a little longer because you do have to caramelize the onions, but it’s so, so worth it.  Just for the smell in your house alone!  You need two medium onions (about 1 cup, cooked) for this recipe, but sometimes, since I’m doing it already, I make a few extra to use on other things, like topping a veggie burger, inside an omelet,  mixed into Greek Yogurt with some spices for a quick dip, over ice cream…

…not really – but they ARE sugary-sweet and so delicious.  And, did I mention the fabulous smell?!  (Warning:  Your hair and clothes absorb it!  I did this before church one time, for a dish to take to potluck.  I left Caramel-Onion Eau d’ parfum all over the place.  Lovely…but not exactly what I’d planned.)

Anyway…please try this.  Even your non-onion eaters will love it because they just melt into the meat.  It’s another husband approved-two-thumbs up.  And, for the low-carbers, a meatloaf with NO breadcrumbs or oats.  Yay!

All the flavors of French Onion Soup including the cheese  – how can you possibly go wrong?

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Printable Recipe

2 medium sweet onions, diced (I prefer sweet, but yellow is fine)

2 teaspoons butter or olive oil

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

20-ounce pkg ground turkey (I like dark-light mix)

1 egg

1 1/4 cups shredded Gruyere, Swiss, or Provolone cheese, divided

2 Tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme

2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Few drops of hot pepper sauce

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In a large skillet  melt the butter over medium-low heat.  Add onions, sugar, salt, and pepper.  Stir to coat.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until deep brown; about 45 min to 1 hour.  Set aside and allow to cool down to warm before adding to the turkey mixture.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine the onions, ground turkey, egg, 1/2 cup of the cheese, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce.

Place in 1 large or 2 mini loaf pans.  Bake large pan 50-55 minutes, small pans 30-35 minutes or until internal temp is 160 degrees. (Will continue to cook while broiling.)

Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup cheese over the top and broil for 2 minutes,  until melted.

Makes 8 servings.

Per Serving: 229 Cal; 20 g Protein; 14 g Tot Fat; 6 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar;; 225 mg Sodium

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