Lamb Meat Loaf with Feta Cheese

Lamb Meat Loaf with Feta Cheese Recipe
Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson

Yield:

8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

1/3 cup pine nuts
2 1/2 pounds lean ground lamb
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pepper
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (4-ounce) package crumbled feta cheese
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
Garnishes: dried parsley flakes, fresh parsley sprigs

Preparation

Bake pine nuts in a shallow pan at 350°, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until toasted.

Combine pine nuts and next 9 ingredients; press half of mixture into a lightly greased 9- x 5-inch loafpan. Sprinkle with cheese, and press remaining lamb mixture over cheese.

Bake at 375° for 1 1/2 hours; remove from pan, and place on a rack in a broiler pan. Pour tomato sauce over top; bake 10 more minutes or until done. Garnish, if desired. Serve with toasted pita bread.