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lebanese meat loaf

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Marsha Gardner
Florala, AL

Bulgur wheat, cinnamon and cumin is what makes Lebanon Meatloaf different from everyday. I serve with a side of rice, a salad and a flat bread.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For lebanese meat loaf

  • 1 c
    bulgur wheat, uncooked
  • 2 c
    onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef or lamb
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    cumin, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/3 c
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • peppercorns, whole black
  • 1 c
    plain yogurt

How To Make lebanese meat loaf

  • 1
    Place bulgur in a fine strainer and rinse thoroughly with cool water.
  • 2
    In a food processor, finely chop the onions. Add beef, 1/2 cup water, pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon salt. Whirl until mixture is a smooth paste.
  • 3
    Add bulgur and 1/4 cup parsley; whirl just to mix.
  • 4
    Pat meat mixture evenly into a shallow 1- to 1 1/2-quart casserole. Cut through meat mixture to make diamonds 2 to 3 inches wide. Place a peppercorn in the center of each diamond.
  • 5
    Bake, uncovered, in a 425° oven until meat is no longer pink in center (cut to test), about 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and add salt to taste.
  • 6
    To serve, cut diamonds apart and accompany with yogurt.

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