The exotic aroma and flavors of this meat loaf are inspired by Moroccan spices, such as coriander and cumin, and the use of fresh herbs and dried fruit with meat.


1 cup finely chopped onion

1/3 cup golden raisins

cup uncooked bulgur or cracked wheat

cup chopped fresh mint

cup coarsely chopped pimiento-stuffed olives

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon ground cumin

teaspoon salt

teaspoon ground coriander

teaspoon ground red pepper

2 large egg whites, lightly beaten

1 pound lean ground lamb

Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 375

2. Combine first 11 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Crumble lamb over onion mixture; stir just until blended. Shape mixture into an 8- x 4-inch loaf. Place loaf in an 11- x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.


3. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 4 servings.



Exchanges: 4 Lean Meat, 1 Starch, Fruit


Per serving: CAL 318 (30% from fats; PRO 32.29, FAT 107g sat 3.6g); CARB 23.7g, FIB 3.5g; CHOL 91 mg, IRON 3.5mg, SOD 515mg, CALC 55mg