Moroccan Meat Loaf (photo)

Moroccan Meat Loaf

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

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.

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