Homestyle Turkey Meatloaf with Mushrooms and White Beans

This healthy alternative to typical meatloaf adds white beans for a delicious high-fiber twist. Serve extra Dijon mustard on the side; it lends a satisfying, piquant flavor element.

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon dried {thyme}
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground {black pepper}
3/4 pound mushrooms, trimmed and chopped
4  large garlic cloves, minced
1  can (15-ounce) Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/4 pounds extra-lean ground turkey
2  large eggs
1/2 cup chopped parsley
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard plus extra for serving
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat an 8 x 4 x 2 1/2-inch metal or glass loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, thyme, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and mushrooms are incorporated, about 5 minutes longer. Add beans and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to a bowl and let cool, about 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine cooled bean mixture, turkey, eggs, parsley, and 2 teaspoons of the Worcestershire sauce. Mix well with wet hands to combine. Form into a loaf and place into the prepared pan.

Stir together mustard and remaining 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce and set aside.

Bake meatloaf on the middle rack of the oven for 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush with the reserved Worcestershire mixture. Return to the oven and continue baking 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until a thermometer inserted into meatloaf registers 170 degrees. Let meatloaf stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with additional Dijon mustard.

Ease of Preparation: Moderate

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 75 min

Servings: 6

Recipe By: Dr. Arthur Agatston

From:  The South Beach Diet Supercharged
Used with permission of Rodale

Chef Suggestions
Cooked meatloaf freezes well for up to 3 months. Cut it into individual portions before freezing and thaw in the microwave when ready to eat.
Nutrition Facts
As prepared, each serving contains 205 calories, 5g total fat, 549mg sodium, 15g total carbohydrate and 30g protein.