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Belehat (Meat Loaf – Egypt)

4 eggs
3 cloves garlic
3 Tablespoons flour
1 pound ground beef
a pinch coriander
salt, pepper
3 Tablespoons bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons tomato sauce


  1. Hard-cook the eggs and put them quickly into cold water to facilitate shelling. Mince the garlic.
  2. Mix the ground meat with garlic, a pinch of coriander, salt and pepper.
  3. Dust a board with flour. Cut the meat in half. Flatten out one half with your hand to make a rectangle 4 by 5 inches. Place the hard-boiled eggs on this rectangle.
  4. Place the other half of meat on the eggs. Shape so as to obtain a kind of sausage, enclosing the eggs.
  5. Beat the rest of the eggs. Roll the “sausage” in the flour, in the beaten eggs, and then in the bread crumbs.
  6. Brown in heated butter in a frying pan. Add the tomato sauce. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Egyptians enjoy this dish very much. Try it; your guests will as for second helping.

© Shufutnotomo Co., Ltd., Japan, 1971. Published in the United States and Canada by BOBLEY PUBLISHING, a division of Illustrated World Encyclopedia, Inc. Printed in Japan.