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Moroccan Spiced Meatloaf

Moroccan Spiced Meatloaf


Moroccan Spiced Meatloaf

  • Author: Kiano Moju
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Roast


Filled with spices and aromatics then topped with a spicy Harissa ketchup, this is not your average meatloaf.



Meatloaf Mixture

1 pound ground beef 80/20

1 pound ground lamb

1 ½ cups bread crumbs

1 cup whole milk

1 medium red onion, diced & sauteed

2 large eggs

½ cup chopped cilantro

⅓ cup chopped fresh mint leaves

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons coriander

2 teaspoon sweet paprika

Salt to taste

Ground black pepper to taste


Harissa Ketchup Glaze

1 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons harissa paste



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients except ketchup and harissa. Use your hands to mix well.
  3. In a small bowl combine the ketchup and harissa.
  4. Shape meat into a loaf shape on a parchment lined baking sheet. Pour ketchup-harissa mix on top. Spread evenly
  5. Bake 45 mins until the edges have browned.
  6. Allow the meatloaf to rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting.

Keywords: beef, Morccan, harissa, meatloaf

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Kiano Moju is the editor and founder of Jikoni. She has created and hosted cooking videos for several publications. Her culinary education began at age 7, taking cooking classes in her native California and spending summers on her family's Maasai ranch in the mountains of Kenya.

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