Farina (Cream of Wheat) is a great substitute for breadcrumbs as a binding agent with ground meat or even vegetable burgers! It is high in iron and easy to digest, heck, its baby cereal! The Farina keeps the meat moist and doesn’t dry it out like breadcrumbs often do. The texture was also a nice surprise. I was expecting it might be grainy but the Farina absorbs just the right amount of mouisture. Give it a try!
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup farina
1/4 cup diced onion
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon seasoned salt or Creole seasoning
2 Tablespoons dried Parsley
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Place all ingredients together into bowl. Mix. Form loaf and place into loaf pan or baking dish. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and slice at 1/2-inch intervals into loaf. Replace foil and bake an additional 15 minutes or until meat is thoroughly cooked.