Stuffed Ground Lamb Italiano

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Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds ground American Lamb
1 package (0.7 ounces) dry Italian salad dressing mix
1 package (10 ounces) frozen spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
1 cup (8 ounces) part-skim ricotta
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 cups prepared pasta sauce, heated
1-1/2 pounds cooked pasta, kept warm

Directions

In medium bowl, blend lamb and dressing mix. Divide lamb into 12 portions and form into thin patties, 3 inches in diameter; set aside.

In medium bowl, blend spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, basil, garlic salt and pepper. Divide into 6 portions and form into thin patties, 2 inches in diameter. Place a cheese patty in between two lamb patties, press edges to seal. Repeat process making 6 stuffed lamb patties.

Broil 4 inches from heat source for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until no longer pink inside.

To serve, pour 1/3 cup pasta sauce on plate and place broiled lamb patty on sauce. Serve with pasta.

SERVINGS: 8

PREP TIME: 10 Minutes

COOK TIME: 10 Minutes