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Greek Lamb Loaf

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Ingredients
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped to make 1/2 cup
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Shredded carrot 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Small Size)
  Shredded raw potato 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Small Size)
  Eggplant 1 Pound, trimmed, pared and shredded to make 2 1/2 cups (1 Small Size)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), thinly sliced
  Ground lamb 2 Pound
  Eggs 2
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, peeled and finely diced to make1 cup
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 3 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 4 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to 350°F before baking.

MAKING
2) In a medium-size skillet, heat butter or margarine and sauté onion in it for 3 minutes.
3) Take off the mixture from heat and then add in carrot, potato, eggplant, and garlic, stirring to coat well.
4) Cook, covered for 5 minutes until the vegetables are wilted but still crisp.
5) In a large bowl, mix together ground lamb, eggs, tomatoes, bread crumbs, salt, cinnamon, pepper, 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, and the cooked vegetables lightly.
6) Take a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan and pack the mixture firmly into it.
7) Onto a lightly greased large shallow baking pan, unmold the mixture and bake for 45 minutes in preheated oven.
8) In a cup, combine together remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
9) Apply the glaze over loaf and bake again for 15 minutes until the loaf is browned and glazed.

SERVING
10) Transfer the loaf to a heated serving platter with 2 wide spatulas and serve hot, garnishing as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Lamb
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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