Stuffed Meat Loaf
(Kibby Bil Sanieh)

Ingredients

Meat Loaf

  • 1 1/2 cups bulgur (cracked wheat)
  • 1 pound ground lamb or beef
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Stuffing
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Stuffing

  • 1/4 pound ground lamb or beef
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Cover bulgur with cold water; let stand 10 minutes. Drain; press bulgur to remove excess water.
  2. Mix lamb, onion, salt and pepper; add bulgur. Knead until well mixed.
  3. Prepare Stuffing: Cook and stir all ingredients until lamb is light brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Press half the lamb-bulgur mixture evenly in an ungreased 8-inch square pan. Cover with Stuffing; spread remaining lamb-bulgur mixture evenly over stuffing. Cut diagonal lines across top to make diamond pattern. Pour butter over meat loaf.
  5. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F until brown, about 40 minutes.
  6. Cut into diamond shapes; serve hot or cold.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings