Lamb-And-Eggplant (Aubergine) Loaf

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This Lebanese-inspired meat loaf uses eggplant, feta cheese, mint, and - instead of breadcrumbs - bulgur, which is found with rice and other grains in supermarkets. I am posting this for World Tour 2-Middle Eastern

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Pierce eggplant with a fork; place on a baking sheet, and bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until tender. Let cool; peel and finely chop.
  2. Place a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 3 minutes or until tender.
  3. Combine eggplant, onion mixture, cheese, and next 9 ingredients (cheese through egg whites) in a large bowl; stir well. Crumble lamb over eggplant mixture, and stir just until ingredients are blended.
  4. Pack meat mixture into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until meat loaf registers 160°. Let meat loaf stand in pan 10 minutes.
  5. Remove meat loaf from pan; cut loaf into 12 slices.
  6. Sandwich suggestion: Serve leftover meat loaf slices in pita bread halves with cucumber slices and plain low-fat yogurt.
  7. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 slices).