|Photo: Lebanese Meatloaf Recipe|
Total Time: 55 mins
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
1 cup Bulgar wheat
2 cups coarsely chopped onions
1 lb extra lean ground beef (7% fat or less) or 1 lb lamb
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
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.
7 Yield: Makes 4 servings.
By nannie jo
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