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Greek Lamb Meatloaf (Family Friendly!)

by Heather

Greek Lamb Meatloaf combines ground lamb, spinach, red onion, oregano, and mint for a wonderfully delicious, Greek-inspired meal. Add a sprinkle of feta cheese on top to bring the flavors all together. If you’re new to cooking with ground lamb, this recipe is a very easy one to get started with and will be enjoyed by the whole family!

Greek Lamb Meatloaf

Lamb Meatloaf

I grew up enjoying lamb and it is my favorite red meat of all time!

I’m so glad my family loves this dish (and lamb) as much as I do, because every time we have it, my taste buds are dancing!

We often have my lamb meatball bowl recipe as well. I just can’t get enough!

The flavor combination of this lamb meatloaf is very much greek inspired with spinach, red onion, dried oregano, and dried mint. 

We top the meatloaf with a mixture of ketchup and maple syrup – it brings a touch of sweetness to the dish to balance out the savory elements.

Perfection and total comfort food!

Easy Greek Lamb Meatloaf

Greek lamb meatloaf ingredients

how to make greek lamb meatloaf

How to make greek lamb meatloaf

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

  1. Preheat the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil and onion. Sauté for 5-6 minutes until the onions are soft. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the lamb, egg, almond flour, ¼ cup ketchup, oregano, mint, sea salt, pepper, and onion/spinach mixture. With a large spoon or your hands (my recommendation), mix until everything is combined. Press into a loaf pan. You can also shape it into a loaf shape and bake it on a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Mix together the remaining ketchup and maple syrup and spread over the top of the meatloaf mixture. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the center is set and no longer pink. I like to use a meat thermometer in the center of the loaf and when my thermometer registers at 160 degrees, remove it. Allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing into it. Cut directly from the loaf pan, or remove and place on a cutting board for slicing.

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this lamb meat loaf recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Ground lamb – Not a fan of ground lamb? Any ground meat will work here – try ground beef, ground bison or ground turkey instead.

Red onion – Any type of onion, like white onion or yellow onion. Go for green onion for a more mild onion flavor.

Spinach – Saute kale or Swiss chard instead of spinach. You can also increase the vegetables here by finely dicing bell peppers or garlic cloves and cooking them with leafy greens.

Almond flour – Substitute oat flour for the almond flour to keep this gluten free. If gluten is not a concern, panko breadcrumbs work well here too.

Ketchup – Tomato paste is a great alternative to ketchup.

Maple syrup – Try honey instead of maple syrup, or brown sugar

Dried herbs – If you have fresh oregano and fresh mint on hand, use the fresh alternative to the dried! You can also substitute in dried basil for one of the other dried herbs.

Tip for the next time you make this:

For more flavor, add a little feta into the meat mixture for a tasty twist!

meat thermometer

Helpful tools

If you don’t own a meat thermometer, consider getting one for meatloaf! They are very inexpensive (the one I have cost $10 and is well used!) and tell you when the meat is done. No more second-guessing.

My favorite size and style of loaf pan is a polish pottery mini loaf pan. It’s slightly smaller than your average loaf pan and works great for this recipe!

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Greek Lamb Meatloaf

Greek Lamb Meatloaf combines ground lamb, spinach, red onion, oregano, and mint for a wonderfully delicious, Greek-inspired meal. Add a sprinkle of feta cheese on top to bring the flavors all together. If you’re new to cooking with ground lamb, this recipe is a very easy one to get started with and will be enjoyed by the whole family!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Cool Time:5 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: lamb, meatloaf
Servings: 6
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil and onion. Sauté for 5-6 minutes until the onions are soft. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted. Set aside.
    how to make greek lamb meatloaf
  • In a large bowl mix together the lamb, egg, almond flour, ¼ cup ketchup, oregano, mint, sea salt, pepper, and onion/spinach mixture. With a large spoon or your hands (my recommendation), mix until everything is combined. Press into a loaf pan. You can also shape it into a loaf shape and bake it on a rimmed baking sheet.
    how to make greek lamb meatloaf
  • Mix together the remaining ketchup and maple syrup and spread over the top of the meatloaf mixture. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the center is set and no longer pink. I like to use a meat thermometer in the center of the loaf and when my thermometer registers at 160 degrees, remove it. Allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing into it. Cut directly from the loaf pan, or remove and place on a cutting board for slicing.
    how to make greek lamb meatloaf

Notes

Helpful Tools
If you don’t own a meat thermometer, consider getting one for meatloaf! They are very inexpensive (the one I have cost $10 and is well used!) and tell you when the meat is done. No more second-guessing.
My favorite size and style of loaf pan is a polish pottery mini loaf pan. It’s slightly smaller than your average loaf pan and works great for this recipe!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 626mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 161IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg
greek lamb meatloaf

f you try this lamb meatloaf recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in March 2012. Updated August 2022.*

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22 comments

Noelle (@singerinkitchen) March 6, 2012 - 8:29 am

YUM!! These look fantastic. Great news on your update.

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Ellen March 6, 2012 - 8:42 am

Yay! Glad you are ok for iron. You eat very healthy so no surprise. This meatloaf looks so tasty and I like that it includes lots of “grass”, as my husband jokingly calls my dishes loaded with greens or herbs of any kind.

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Get Healthy with Heather March 7, 2012 - 5:40 am

Haha, oh husbands. I don’t even think my hubby noticed the ‘grass’ in here… it’s just so tasty!

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Erica March 6, 2012 - 9:00 am

If we ever decide to do a baby #2…I will definitely be increasing my red meat intake. I’m not a red meat fan…but I’d rather eat my iron than take the iron pills again. Glad all the test results came back normal (wahooo!)

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Get Healthy with Heather March 8, 2012 - 9:30 am

Yeah an iron pill was something I really hoped to stay away from…. Baby #2… Anytime soon?!?!?! 🙂

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Lisa@Healthy Diaries March 6, 2012 - 10:18 am

Great to hear that your results came back good! I’m waiting on my results from my first round of blood tests!

This meatloaf looks great. My husband and I both love meatloaf and I make it about once every month or two. I’ve never tried it with lamb before, but I don’t know why since we both love it!

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Andrea@WellnessNotes March 6, 2012 - 11:03 am

Glad all your numbers came back great!

The lamb meatloaf sounds great! We don’t eat a lot of meat and really never lamb. I’m putting this on “my list.”

Have a great week!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 8, 2012 - 9:28 am

Your list keeps growing!! Haha so does mine 🙂

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janetha March 6, 2012 - 11:32 am

I have never made anything using lamb.. but I like eating it. This looks SO good, Heather! Glad your blood is good.

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Jentry Nielsen March 6, 2012 - 1:58 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever actually had lamb before haha These does look pretty good though! I am a red meat lover as well! Could you sub something besides the lamb, don’t sure if I’m ready to give that one a go yet…haha

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Get Healthy with Heather March 8, 2012 - 9:26 am

Oh yes you could definitely sub in any other ground meat… beef, chicken or turkey would be wonderful too!

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} March 6, 2012 - 5:15 pm

I was the same way with red meat when I was pregnant. I totally craved it. I took it as my body telling me I needed that iron, so I complied. 🙂

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 6, 2012 - 5:57 pm

Funny how you sometimes just crave meat! But it is normally a fat burger for me, otherwise I am a chicken eater! I love when our bodies tell us what were lacking, so we crave it. My Husband was craving chocolate for a week, I looked it up and he was lacking magnesium. So I made him beans with a spinach side salad and craving was gone!! I’m glad all your results came back great!!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 8, 2012 - 9:22 am

So cool that you found what your hubby was lacking and gave him what he needed in real food. I love it!

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Chloe@EveryCraving March 6, 2012 - 7:04 pm

I’ve only eaten lamb once, on a gyro, but I loved it! This meatloaf sounds absolutely amazing (and I’m not a fan of meatloaf)! I would definitely add it some Greek seasonings, feta, and top it with hummus and tabouli to make it Greek style. That sounds so good right now. Definitely gonna make it!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 8, 2012 - 9:21 am

Mmmmm yes those toppings sound awesome!!

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Nicole, RD March 7, 2012 - 6:29 am

A woman’s blood volume DOUBLES during pregnancy…isn’t that amazing!? I’m glad everything checked out! And I love the ground lamb in this…yum!!!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 8, 2012 - 9:18 am

It’s pretty crazy everything that goes on during pregnancy!

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Tiff March 7, 2012 - 9:58 am

That sounds wonderful! I hadn’t though of making a lamb meatloaf, but I too am a big lamb fan.

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Get Healthy with Heather March 8, 2012 - 9:13 am

You should try it Tiff, super tasty 🙂

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suzy eats March 7, 2012 - 3:05 pm

this looks yummy. glad ur results were good.

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Maris (In Good Taste) March 10, 2012 - 6:31 pm

How creative! Great weeknight dinner.

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