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Kefta

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a twist on the traditional meatloaf! A lamb loaf is made with a generous amount of parsley and onion, and seasoned elegantly with lemon zest and allspice. Serve with pita bread or rice."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 192
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the parsley, onions, lamb, allspice, lemon zest, salt and butter until well blended. Use your hands for best results. Place in a baking dish, or pat into a 2 inch tall round on a baking sheet with sides. Arrange tomato slices on top.
  3. Bake uncovered for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until no longer pink and the internal temperature has reached at least 160 degrees F (72 degrees C). Serve with pita bread or rice.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 192 calories; 14 4.3 12.4 58 541 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Recipe was good. I did leave out the butter, tomato and lemon zest. I also used ground beef instead of lamb. The best way to prepare this is on the grill. Shape the meat into sausages and gr...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe was easy to prepare and tasted fine. However, my loaf was swimming in fat when done. It was way too greasy, so I will DEFINITELY leave out the butter if I make this recipe again!

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This recipe was easy to prepare and tasted fine. However, my loaf was swimming in fat when done. It was way too greasy, so I will DEFINITELY leave out the butter if I make this recipe again!

Recipe was good. I did leave out the butter, tomato and lemon zest. I also used ground beef instead of lamb. The best way to prepare this is on the grill. Shape the meat into sausages and gr...

I added paprika and LOVED it! Also loved the lemon zest - I made this on a cookie sheet rolled into meatballs and flattened. I agree with other posters, lots of excess fat in the runoff (also w...

I think the amount of allspice was a bit too overpowering and would suggest adding about 1/8 tsp instead. I omitted the parsley as I am not a big parsley fan, but think it would be fine with it ...

I like how simple it was to make! I would omit the butter but other than that I love it! Set the meat loaf on a cooling rack with paper towels under it and it was perfect. I like my food sp...

I've cooked this kefta recipe many times with great success! Like other cooks, I do omit the butter, but everything else should remain the same. It's terrific grilled too. My husband and I thin...