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25 February, 2014

Kafta w batata

Posted in : Meat, Recipes on by : el Meza

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kafta0Kafta w batata – oven baked kafta meat loaf with potatoes and tomatoes

Ingredients

For the kafta meat loaf:

  • 2 lb. of ground beef or lamb (or half  & half)
  • 2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 1 cup of finely chopped onions (or grated)
  • 1/2 cup of chopped parsley

Rest of the ingredients:

  • about 10 to 12 medium potatoes
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 cup of tomato juice
  • 1 cup of water
  • vegetable oil for frying (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

 Preparation

The meat loaf:kafta1

Mix thoroughly the meat with the other ingredients. Butter a baking pan. Spread with your hands the meat mixture on the pan. Bake in a moderate oven until meat is partially done.

Meanwhile…

Wash, peel and slice the potatoes. Fry them until done or if you prefer, you can boil them in water and some salt.kafta4

Slice the tomatoes and the onions.

Cover the cooked meat with a layer of sliced potatoes, topped with a layer of sliced tomatoes. Undo the onion in  rings and sprinkle them on top.  Combine the tomato juice and the water and add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the vegetables and meat. Bake in a moderate oven until the meat is well cooked and the sauce has thickened like a light gravy.

kafta2Serve with vermicelli rice.

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