Monday, January 13, 2014

Greek Style Lamb Meatloaf

Seasonal Recipe of the Week
Somehow I ended up with a few extra pounds of ground lamb so I thought it might be fun to do a little experimenting. I gathered up some classic Greek ingredients like mint, parsley, oregano and Feta cheese and mixed them into the lamb and deliciousness happened! Here is the recipe:

1 pound ground lamb
1 large slice white bread, crust removed
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
Pepper to taste (the feta provides salt)

Preheat oven to 350. Soak bread in milk until most of the milk is absorbed, then mash into paste. Sauté onion in oil over medium heat until fragrant and translucent. Add garlic to onion and cook one minute longer. Now combine all remaining ingredients in a large bowl. I use my hands for this. Shape into a free-form loaf and put on a sheet pan. Bake until internal temperature is 155 degrees, about 40 minutes. Allow to rest for 15 minutes before slicing. May be served with Tzatziki sauce.

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