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Kreatopitta Horiatiki (Country-Style Meat Loaf)

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Category: Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Onion, med.
  • 2 cl Garlic, chopped
  • 2 tb Parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 ts Mint, chopped
  • 2 Hard cooked eggs
  • 3 lb Leg of lamb
  • 1 c Butter
  • 1 tb Tomato paste + 1 c. water
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb Kefalotiri cheese, grated
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 lb Phyllo


Chop onion and rinse it in strainer under running water; drain. Mix
garlic with parsley and min. Slice eggs thinly. Cut lamb from bone, then
cut into very small pcs. (a little coarser than ground beef). Lightly brown
the lamb with the onions in 1/3 of the butter. Add tomato paste, salt &
pepper, garlic, parsley, and mint, and mix well. Simmer for abt. 30 min.
Remove from heat. Add cheese and lightly beaten eggs and mix again. Melt
reamining butter.

Butter a baking pan abt. 2" smaller that the phyllo sheets. Use 9 phyllo
sheets for the bottom, buttering each well before laying in pan. Do not tim
them. Pour meat mixture over the phyllo, spreading it evenly. Place sliced
eggs on top of the meat. Fold the overhanging edges of the phyllo sheets
onto the filling. Butter them well. Add remaining sheets to form top crust,
again buttering each sheet before using it. Score top lightly with sharp,
pointed knife into serving-size pcs. Pour on any remaining butter. Bake in
preheated 300 F. oven for abt. 1 hr. Let cool for 30 min.; cut through,
and serve. Serves 8 to 10.

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