Tandoori Lamb Meatloaf


Tandoori Lamb Meatloaf

This tandoori lamb meatloaf might just be the best and most flavorful meatloaf ever. It’s made with ground lamb with onion, garlic, serrano pepper, spices and a handful of mint. Slathered with an Indian spiced sweet and spicy ketchup and you’ve got one very flavorful tandoori lamb meatloaf.

Mint adds a fresh flavor to this dish, and we all know mint and lamb just go well together. Don’t skip it when making this meatloaf.

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

Meatloaf is 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 a handful of 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. 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 of other tasty dishes:

Tandoori Lamb Meatloaf

Tandoori Lamb Meatloaf

5 from 10 reviews
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Servings 4
Cuisine Indian



  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 serrano pepper minced
  • 5 tablespoons organic tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • Small handful of mint chopped

“Ketchup” topping

  • 5 tablespoons organic tomato paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Pinch of garlic powder


  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and spread mixture in a greased loaf pan.
  • Bake loaf at 350 for 1 hour.
  • While loaf is baking, make ketchup by mixing together ingredients in a saucepan over low heat.
  • When loaf is done, apply ketchup and put back in oven for 10 more minutes.
  • 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.
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  1. Scott says

    5 stars
    Made this after looking for an alternative to my go-to lamb – mustard meatloaf and rosemary lamb meatloaf. It was a nice break. The spices were subtle and really compliment the lamb well. Roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Delicious.

  2. Jamie says

    5 stars
    This was a great recipe!! I had some grass-fed lamb on hand I didn’t know what to do with – it turned out so well I’m ordering all the ingredients from Fresh Direct and making it again for dinner next week! Thank you Ashley

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