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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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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

192 calories; protein 12.4g 25% DV; carbohydrates 4.3g 1% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 57.8mg 19% DV; sodium 541.5mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2006
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 grill. MMMMM! We serve with a garlic sauce hummus and pita. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2003
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! Read More
(14)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2003
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! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2006
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 grill. MMMMM! We serve with a garlic sauce hummus and pita. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2010
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 why I liked the cookie sheet - drained the excess liquid) so I'll leave out the butter next time but will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2009
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 included. The onion would be better sauteed first so it would not be crunchy in the final baked dish. Also as for the grease another reviewer mentioned just remove the meat from the pan and set on a cooling rack to cool and to drain any grease. I would make again with the above modifications and maybe add some bread crumbs to keep the meat from being so dense. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2014
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 think it is better than restaurant kefta. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2016
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 spicy so the next time I make it I will add some hot peppers. Thanks for sharing this recipe on line for all of us to try. Read More
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