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Marcus Samuelsson's Turkey Meatloaf with Tomato Spinach Sauce

Low on Carbs, Full on Flavor: Turkey Loaf

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

A low-carb diet doesn't have to be low on flavor.

Good Morning America kicked off its "Cut the Carbs, Lose the Weight" series, with a Turkey Meat loaf recipe from Marcus Samuelsson, executive chef and owner of Riingo, one of New York's top restaurants.

According to a nutritionist's test, each serving contained the following: 467 calories, 24 grams fat, 5 grams saturated fat, 27 grams carbohydrates, 38 grams protein, 6 grams fiber, 0 grams sugar.


  • Turkey Meatloaf
  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • Tomato Spinach Sauce
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 8 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 sprigs thyme, leaves removed from stems
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 4 sprigs basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Soak couscous in water, and let it rise for 5-8 minutes.

    Sauté onion in olive oil for 3 minutes. Stir in bell pepper, garlic and chili powder. Add tomatoes and thyme and let it simmer for 25 minutes.

    Lift out 1 cup tomato sauce, and spread it on to a baking sheet and let it cool. Let the rest of the tomato sauce continue to simmer on low heat.

    Once the cup of tomato sauce has cooled down, mix it together with half the couscous. Mix in egg and ground turkey. Season with salt and pepper. Shape it into a loaf and bake it in the oven for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

    Five minutes before the loaf is ready, fold in the rest of the couscous, spinach and basil into the tomato sauce. Serve.

    Recipe courtesy of Marcus Samuelsson, executive chef and owner of Riingo.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: couscous, ground turkey, spinach, tomatoes

    Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course

    More Info: Low Carb

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