Kathie Lee & Hoda: Melissa d’Arabian Moroccan Meatloaf Recipe


Kathie Lee & Hoda: Melissa d’Arabian Recipes

If you want to cook up something quick and healthy that your family will like and you won’t have to spend a lot of money this is the recipe for you. Kathie Lee and Hoda were joined by Melissa d’Arabian, author of Ten Dollar Dinners, who shared her Moroccan Meatloaf Recipe. If you enjoyed this recipe from Melissa, check out her Bulgur-Stuffed Veggies Recipe and Raspberry-Vanilla Bread Pudding with Lemon Cream Recipe.

Melissa d’Arabian: Moroccan Meatloaf Recipe

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Melissa d'Arabian Moroccan Meatloaf Recipe

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were joined by Melissa d'Arabian, chef and author or Ten Dollar Dinners, who shared her Moroccan Meatloaf Recipe.


Ingredients – Glaze

  • 1 tablespoon (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced

Ingredients – Meatloaf

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup finely ground rolled oats or bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 pounds 80 percent lean ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced

Directions – Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest and juice, sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes, ketchup and cinnamon
  2. Set aside
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  4. Take a rimmed baking sheet and line it with aluminum foil and set aside

Directions – Meatloaf

  1. Whisk together the cilantro, cumin, eggs, cinnamon, ketchup, ginger, salt and pepper in a large bowl
  2. Add the oats and stir to combine
  3. Now add the ground beef making sure to break it up into small pieces as you add it to the bowl
  4. You can stir with a wooden spoon or your hands, but stir until well combined
  5. Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with two long sheets of plastic wrap so the whole pan is covered and you have long plastic handles (this makes it easier to get the loaf out of the pan)
  6. Pat the meat mixture into the prepared loaf pan and then flip it upside down onto the prepared baking sheet
  7. Pull off the loaf pan and remove the plastic wrap
  8. Brush some glaze over the meatloaf (be sure to get the ends and sides)
  9. Bake in the oven until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees F and the meatloaf is cooked through (it will be pinkish from the ketchup), which will take about 45 minutes to one hour
  10. Halfway through, brush the meatloaf with more glaze
  11. Turn the broiler to high and brown the top until sizzling, one to two minutes
  12. Let the meatloaf rest for ten minutes before slicing and serving



  1. Linda Dial says

    Thank you for posting this recipe. I saw it on TV last week with their web address running under it the whole time. I made note and went to their website. I was unable to find it there. So I googled and here it is.

    Thanks again!


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