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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 Active 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 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 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 Active 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 Active 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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