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Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr Photo by: Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Mini Greek-Style Meat Loaves with Arugula Salad

Pack meat mixture firmly and evenly into muffin cups to ensure even cooking and easy release. Sprinkle with paprika for a pop of color.

Cooking Light MAY 2013

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 meat loaves, 2 tablespoons feta sauce, and 1 cup salad)

Ingredients

  • 10 ounce ground sirloin
  • 5 ounces lean ground lamb
  • 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated red onion
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat feta, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups baby arugula leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) diagonally sliced seeded peeled cucumber

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon mint, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, allspice, and next 3 ingredients (through egg). Press meat mixture into 8 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 7 minutes. Turn broiler to high; broil 3 minutes.

3. Combine yogurt, feta, 1 tablespoon juice, 1 teaspoon mint, and 1 teaspoon thyme in a mini food processor; pulse 10 times to combine.

4. Combine 1 tablespoon juice, oil, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a bowl; stir. Add arugula and cucumber; toss.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 347
  • Fat: 17.3g
  • Saturated fat: 6.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 33.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.5g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 123mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 588mg
  • Calcium: 145mg
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