Tandoori Lamb Meatloaf

Tandoori Lamb Meatloaf

Tandoori Lamb Meatloaf

This is perhaps one of the best meatloaf recipes that I’ve made. Pastured ground lamb with onion, garlic, serrano pepper, spices and a handful of mint. Add a coating of incredibly tasty spiced ketchup and you’ve got one flavorful tandoori lamb meatloaf.

I had some fresh mint at the house and so I decided to add a handful of it while making this dish – and I’m so glad that I did! The mint adds so much freshness to the dish – it’s what makes this tandoori lamb meatloaf special.

I used organic tomato paste in this recipe to add tomato flavor to the meatloaf and to give it a pretty red tandoori color. I also used the paste to make an easy and tasty ketchup topping.

Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food; it’s a filling, hearty and meaty meal. It’s also great for anyone on a budget since all you really need to make it are ground meat and leftover ingredients. This tandoori lamb meatloaf is a slightly fancier version of regular meatloaf. It’s delicious and a breeze to make. You just mix all your meatloaf ingredients together, put it into a greased loaf pan and bake for an hour. You take it out of the oven and spread some homemade ketchup on top and then put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes. The hardest part about making this meal… is waiting for it to be done.

If you like lamb, here are a couple other tasty dishes: Ground Lamb Curry & Lamb + Mint Curry & Easy Broiled Lamb Chops

5.0 from 3 reviews
Tandoori Lamb Meatloaf
  • Meatloaf
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano pepper, minced
  • 5 tbs organic tomato paste
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon (Ground)
  • pinch of freshly grated Nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • Small handful of mint, chopped
  • “Ketchup” topping
  • 5 tbs organic tomato paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • pinch of garlic powder
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and spread mixture in a greased loaf pan.
  2. Bake loaf at 350 for 1 hour.
  3. While loaf is baking, make ketchup by mixing together ingredients in a saucepan over low heat.
  4. When loaf is done, apply ketchup and put back in oven for 10 more minutes.
  5. Take it out of the oven, let it rest for a few minutes so the juices can cool - then remove meatloaf from the pan and serve.


  1. Haley says

    I omitted the eggs and added half a can of coconut milk to make a tandoori meat sauce and it was awesome! We served it over spaghetti squash. Yum!

  2. Agus says

    I made this last night and it was awesome! I’ll definitely be making it again.
    I was wondering if you think it would freeze well.
    Thank you!

  3. Cheryl in Australia says

    Thanks for a great recipe. I made this tonight and it was even better than I expected. My husband loves it and asked me to make it again. Definitely going on to the favourites list.

  4. JulieJ says

    Sublime! Just so delicious. We made this last night. We used grass-fed ground beef instead of lamb, and Thai bird chiles instead of Serrano. Thank you so much for this yummy creation, it will be a part of our regular rotation from now on. The special blend of spices was just so magical. I could tell by the fantastic aroma while it was baking it was gonna be a really good one.

  5. Dawn Monsees says

    Yummy, yummy, yummy!! Had some left over so had it for breakfast with a fried egg, left out the cloves (not a lover) and added taragon as we didn’t have any mint, totally awesome, will be making this again!

  6. larry henrickson,Jr. says

    Such a great dish. Always looking for something different to do with lamb, and this is it. I look forward to making again. Awesome!

  7. says

    Hey Ashley! This is another awesome recipe! I didn’t have lamb on hand so I swapped it for beef – it was great. Fun fact: this was the first beef dish my 6 month old son ever tried. I couldn’t believe it – he wanted more after his first bite. pretty good for never having spice other than cinnamon! Thanks!


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