Autumn Turkey Loaf
1 lb. ground turkey, completely thawed
1/4 cup chopped green onions or celery (or mixture)
1 cup (about half box) of seasoned instant stuffing mix
1 egg, beaten
Salt/pepper to taste
1 can (jellied or whole-berry) cranberry sauce, divided
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Begin by putting ground turkey into a bowl that’s large enough to knead in. Chop about 1/4 cup of green onions or celery (I used 2 green onions and about half a stalk of celery to achieve this amount). Add the chopped vegetables to the bowl along with about 1 cup (half of a regular-sized box) of instant stuffing mix (like StoveTop).
Pour a beaten egg over the mixture and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Add about 1/2 cup of the cranberry sauce (jellied or whole-berry) while reserving the rest of the can for later to be used as topping. Roll up both sleeves and start kneading the mixture until ingredients are generally distributed evenly.
Place the kneaded mixture in an ungreased loaf pan. Place uncovered loaf in oven and bake 45-60 minutes.
When loaf is done and removed from oven, take remaining cranberry sauce from can, place in covered, microwaveable bowl and microwave for about one minute and stir well. Slice the loaf and serve drizzled with melted cranberry sauce.