lamb-meatloaf

Ingredients

Meatloaf:
1 lb. of Papa George’s 85% Lean Pure American Ground Lamb
1 lb of extra lean ground beef
2 eggs
1 cup of milk (the grade of your choice)
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup chopped parsley
1 cup minced onion
½ cup red pepper, minced
juice of ½ lemon
1 cup raw pistachio or pine nuts (your choice)
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried mint
l½ tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoon clarified butter

The Sauce:
2 tablespoon of olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onions
½ cup finely chopped green pepper
1 bay leaf
1 clove garlic, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp ground allspice
4 cups canned tomatoes, with their juice (use Italian with basil)
2 tablespoon tomato paste (optional)
3 tablespoon chopped parsley

Cooking Instructions

Meatloaf:
1. Preheat oven to 425°Fahrenheit.

2. In a bowl, combine ground beef, and lamb. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, Stir in the milk and oats. Pour into the meats. Mix thoroughly.

3. Add all other ingredients except clarified butter. Mix well. (use your hands).

4. Shape mixture into an oval loaf and place in a roasting pan. Drizzle with clarified butter and bake for 1 hour. Serve drizzled with sauce.

The Sauce:
1. In a skillet, heat olive oil. Add onions, green pepper, and bay leaf and sauté until the onion is translucent and limp, about 5-10 minutes.

2. Add the remaining ingredients, except tomato paste and parsley, breaking the tomatoes into small pieces as you add them. Simmer for 30 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken.

3. Add the tomatoes paste and stir well. Cook 15 minutes. Add the parsley, stir well.

Pour sauce over the Meat Loaf. Enjoy with a red or white wine!

Makes 6 to 8 servings.
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