Turkey Meatloaf with Spinach and Basil
5 slices of firm bread, 1 TB oil, 1 onion chopped, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp fresh chopped basil, 1 tsp pepper, 1- 10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach thawed, 2 tsp lemon juice, 2 lbs ground turkey meat (prefer ground breast if possible), 1/2 cup dark raisins, (optional: 1/2 cup ketchup, 2 TB melted butter)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a fry pan on medium and saute onion until tender. At the same time, break the bread into crumbs with your fingers. After onion is soft, remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk, salt and pepper and basil. Then mix in the bread, onion, turkey, spinach and lemon juice. Mix well with your hands. Add in the raisins as well. Turn mixture into a bake dish that has been greased. For color, you may choose to brush the top of the loaf with the ketchup but it has an intriguing look as it is. Bake for 30 minutes, then baste with the butter. Continue to bake for an additional 30-35 minutes, basting occasionally. Serves 6-8.