Middle Eastern Meatloaf

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 50 minutes
  • Total time: 60 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

125g LOVE Life Bulgar Wheat
Grated zest of 1 orange
1 onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, coarsely grated
250g pack essential Waitrose
New Zealand Lamb Lean Mince (10% fat)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp pine nuts
50g sultanas
2 eggs, beaten
Savoy cabbage, steamed, to serve

• 1 of your 5 a day

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC, gas mark 5. Grease and line the base of a 1.5kg (12x22cm) loaf tin. Cook the bulgar wheat in a pan of boiling water for 10 minutes until tender. Cool slightly then drain well and tip into a large bowl.

2. Stir the orange zest, onion, carrots, lamb, cinnamon, pine nuts and sultanas into the bulgar wheat. Add the beaten eggs and mix well to combine.

3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf tin and press down very firmly with the back of the spoon. Bake for 40–45 minutes until cooked through and nicely browned. Turn out the loaf, then slice and serve with lightly steamed Savoy cabbage.

Cook's tip

Cooked brown rice instead of bulgar wheat would work well in this recipe.