Rating: 4 stars
96 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Kate Merker


Credit: Jonny Valiant

Recipe Summary

25 mins
50 mins
Serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, combine the bread and 3 tablespoons water. Add the lamb, egg, half the garlic, half the thyme, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  • Place the mixture on a foil-lined baking sheet and shape into a 6-inch loaf (about 3 inches thick). Bake, brushing with the balsamic vinegar several times during cooking, until a thermometer inserted in the center registers 150° F, 30 to 35 minutes. Let rest at least 5 minutes before slicing.

  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, onion, and the remaining garlic and thyme and cook, tossing occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the beans, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes; stir in the lemon juice. Serve with the meat loaf.

Nutrition Facts

504 calories; protein 24g; carbohydrates 21g; sugars 3g; fat 35g; saturated fat 13g; calcium 81mg; iron 4mg; sodium 842mg; cholesterol 136mg.