1/2 cup water or low sodium veggie or chicken broth
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1 (20 ounce) package ground turkey (low fat)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon Frank's hot sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 egg or two egg whites
1 cup chopped spinach
1/2 red or yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Bring the quinoa and water or broth to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover and simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the liquid has been absorbed . Set aside to cool.
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and spinach or kale, cook for another minute; remove from heat to cool.
Combine the turkey, cooked quinoa, garlic, spinach or kale & bell peppers, onions, tomato paste, hot sauce, Worcestershire, egg, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. It will be quite moist which is good!
Shape into a loaf on a baking sheet or loaf pan.
Bake about 50 minutes or all the pink is gone (160 degrees).
Allow to cool for about 10 minutes, slice and serve!
*you can also add shredded cheese to the top....place it back in the oven on broil for about 5 min!