Mom's Tips

February 18th, 2014 by Jim Field

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 cups seasoned stuffing cubes
  • 2 bacon strips, halved

In a large bowl, combine the egg, oats, salt and pepper.  Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.  Pat into a 12″ x 9″ rectangle on a piece of heavy-duty foil; set aside.

In a large sauce pan saute onion and celery in butter until tender.  Remove from the heat.  Stir in water, sage and thyme.  Add stuffing; stir until well coated.  Spoon over turkey to within one inch of edges.  Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side and peeling away foil while rolling.

Place loaf, seam side down, in a greased 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.  Place bacon strips over top.  Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 60-70 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.

Yield:  4 servings