Grilled Meat Loaf Patties

A traditional mixture of ground veal, pork and beef forms the base, but this recipe is a twist on familiar meat loaf. The meat is shaped into individual patties instead of a loaf and it's grilled instead of baked. Pine nuts and Indian spice add intriguing taste to these mini loaves, which are topped with grilled onion rings. Serve with Indian-style tomato chutney and grilled or fried potatoes.

2 lb. ground meat loaf mix (veal, pork, beef)
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
4 teaspoons tandoori spice mix*
2 teaspoons kosher (coarse) salt
1/4 cup ice water
2 medium onions, sliced (1/2 inch)

1. Heat grill. In large bowl, stir together ground meat, pine nuts, cilantro, tandoori spice mix and salt; stir in ice water.

2. Divide meat mixture into 6 pieces. Shape each piece into 5-inch oval patty. Place patties and onions on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals; cover grill.

3. Grill 10 minutes or until centers of patties are no longer pink and onions are crisp-tender and slightly charred, turning once. Serve patties topped with onions.

TIP *Look for tandoori spice mix in the spice section or ethnic section of the grocery store.

6 servings

PER SERVING: 310 calories, 20 g total fat (6 g saturated fat), 28.5 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 100 mg cholesterol, 605 mg sodium, 2 g fiber


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