I finally got the recipe perfect. It was really a seasoning issue. If you don't like it, you can play with the seasoning a bit yourself. I also recommend that you have a little bit of fat. You can use very lean turkey, but if you do, you'll like it better if you add 1 Tablespoon of healthy fat like Extra Virgin Olive Oil. That is the healthiest of the variety of Olive Oils.
1 lb Ground Turkey
1 1/2 cup Uncooked Oats (steel cut/rolled oats)
1 egg or egg substitute equivalent
1 T poultry seasoning
1 T turmeric
2 t garlic powder
1 t dry mustard
1 t smoked hot paprika
Mix together well. You really have to use your hands, but you can use food grade gloves. I would rather use my hands though that take the chance of contaminating with plastics.
After mixing shape into a 3" diameter loaf. I cook in a loaf pan, but I make it a bit smaller. Your sausage loaf will hold up on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Pull out and let rest for 15 minutes. If you cut into it too soon, you will loose too much moisture. Cut into 1/2" slices. Store and reheat to serve.
Note: This is pretty spicy with the smoked hot paprika, you can use paprika if you like mild or half paprika, half cayenne if you can't find the smoked hot paprika. The Oatmeal and spices are great for your heart and circulation. I do not use sodium or seasonings with added sodium. This tastes great without it and more than 1500 mg of sodium a day is so bad for your health.
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