Turkey and Swiss Chard Meatloaf

3.9/5 rating (9 votes)

I was at whole foods yesterday and spotted the swiss chard! Immediately I thought "stuffed with ground turkey". I purchased all of the ingredients and couldn't wait to make it for tonight. Last minute I changed my mind and decided to use all of the ingredients (and a few more) to create a meatloaf. This is also great for last minute guests and you can form your own, use a loaf pan or a bundt pan (which is something I have done in the past - what a way to Jazz up a meatloaf…

Here is the recipe! This recipe will feed 4 so alter as necessary.

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound white meat ground turkey
  • 1/2 pound dark meat ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 bunch of swiss chard, chopped (stem removed)
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 small carrots, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoon dried parsley, divided
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano, divided
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Heat a large pan with oil then add bacon and cook for about 6 minutes. Until it starts to brown. Remove from pan leaving fat and oil.

  3. Leaving the heat on medium add in the swiss chard and let sauté for 3 minutes. Add in onion, carrots and garlic. Sauté for about 3 minutes. Add in salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon parsley and 1 teaspoon dried oregano. Mix well and take off the heat and let cool.

  4. Once cooled add the swiss chard mixture along with the chopped bacon to the ground turkey and combine well. (I used my hands).

  5. Take a baking sheet lined with foil and brush with a little oil. Form meatloaf on sheet. Pour tomato sauce over formed meatloaf. Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon of parsley and oregano.

  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Enjoy immediately!

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