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For anybody here who likes lamb, I'm looking for a suggestion

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    for lamb meatloaf.

    Just bought 4 lbs of ground lamb today from a local farmer via a farm store. I think the poor animal was jumping around the meadow yesterday. :)

    Usually do lamb burgers which are awesome but wondering if anyone has a special recipe for a lamb meatloaf.

    So far I'm thinking that it needs at least some fresh rosemary and maybe some ground cumin (onions and garlic are a given). I'm also thinking of adding feta cheese to the mixture.
  2. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Well-Known Member

    NO argument at all with your ingredients listed above.

    I would consider adding flat-leaf parsley (sometimes called Italian parsley) and some fresh thyme and a couple of egg yolks and some soy sauce too.

    If you like meat loaf with lots of texture, instead of adding bread crumbs, take saltines and put them in a food processor to make the cracker equivalent of bread crumbs and add that too.
  3. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Well-Known Member

    By the way, when is dinner being served?
  4. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I'd try this

    Moroccan Meat Loaf Recipe
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    * 2 lbs ground lamb
    * 1 lb ground beef
    * 2 Tbsp olive oil
    * 1 yellow onion, chopped
    * 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
    * 1 large celery stalk, chopped
    * 2 Tbsp chopped garlic (about 6 cloves)
    * 2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger (3-inch piece)
    * 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
    * 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
    * 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    * 1 teaspoon curry powder
    * 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
    * 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    * 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    * 1 1/4 cups dried bread crumbs
    * 2 small eggs
    * 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    * 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint


    1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the lamb and beef in a large bowl. Set aside.

    2 Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and ginger and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Add the salt, paprika, cumin, curry powder, cayenne, cinnamon, and pepper. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes to release the flavors. Remove from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes.

    3 Stir the vegetables into the ground meat. Mix in the bread crumbs, eggs, cilantro, and mint. Transfer to a 1 1/2 quart loaf pan and set in a baking pan. Pour water into the baking pan to reach halfway up the sides of the loaf pan.

    4 Bake the meat loaf for 1 1/2 hours, or until firm and cooked through. Let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Unmold onto a plate and slice. Serve with optional Pomegranate BBQ sauce, ketchup, or just the drippings from the meatloaf itself. Very good served with rice pilaf.

    Serves 6-8.

    pomegranate-bbq-sauce.jpgPomegranate BBQ Sauce

    1 1/2 cups ketchup
    1/4 yellow onion, minced
    1 Tbsp pomegranate molasses
    1/2 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, minced
    1 1/2 teaspoons of adobo sauce
    1/2 teaspoon sugar

    Combine ingredients in a small sauce pan. Bring to simmer on low heat and cook for 5 minutes just to let the flavors blend. Remove from heat and let cool to room temp before serving. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Try using quinoa in your meatloaf.
  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Good suggestions. Parsley's a good idea and thyme with rosemary are naturals.

    Don't like fillers like bread crumbs in meat loaf. The eggs would act as a good binder.

    May make it this week. Will let you know how it works out
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Saw that recipe and might play around with it.

    Would likely not add ground beef.
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    If you want to ask about desk, I like that, too.

    Ohhh, lamb. Never mind.
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    You have to add bread crumbs or something.
    It's important to the texture.
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